Alligator 'in custody' after police find it on high school campus
SLIDELL - Police say they apprehended an alligator after it scurried under a school bus Thursday night.
Police were called around 9 p.m. Thursday to Slidell High School after the gator was first spotted. Once they arrived, officers said the reptile fled beneath a nearby school bus and refused to come out.
The department's Facebook page said it tried to "negotiate" with the animal in order to reach a peaceful conclusion.
The gator was finally captured about an hour and a half later. Police say he'll be taken outside the city and released back into his natural habitat Friday.
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