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Alligator seen near home, others spotted Monday

6 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 17 2017 Apr 17, 2017 April 17, 2017 5:32 PM April 17, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Alligators seemed to be on the move Monday in various areas of South Louisiana.

Among the sightings and calls for help was a situation outside a home on Plains-Port Hudson Road. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home east of Hwy. 61 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. where someone reported an alligator and a snake taking refuge in a ditch.

Deputies said the alligator was about four feet long. Deputies called from the Wildlife and Fisheries. The wildlife agents collected the animals and took them away – likely to an environment more suitable.

Also Monday, Morgan City Police issued a warning to residents there: watch out for alligators seen milling about the town. Police had responded to calls of alligators in yards, parking lots and streets, authorities said.

Authorities suspect rising water levels in the spring time force alligators to move.

In New Orleans, WWL TV tweeted a picture of an alligator crawling out of a storm drain Monday.

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IMAGES: Courtesy East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office 

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