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VIDEO: Gator grabbed from busy Slidell street

**Video of Alligator Being Caught**You may have read our story this morning about the alligator. If not, see the pictures on our Timeline, directly underneath this video post. Here is the story in case you missed it...This morning, Slidell Police were dispatched to a report of a small alligator who was crossing Gause Blvd. When Slidell Police arrived, the gator ran from officers, and tried to camouflage himself behind the City of Slidell sign. Officers called for backup from the Slidell Animal Control and expert alligator wrangler, Deputy Howard McCrea of the STPSO. After a brief struggle, the gator was apprehended, and will be released back to his natural habitat...the swamp. Warrants may be issued at a later date for jaywalking and resisting an officer! ONLY in the south will you see this folks!

Posted by Slidell Police Department on Sunday, April 19, 2015
You can barely see the alligator resting under the City of  Slidell welcoming sign. (Source: SPD) You can barely see the alligator resting under the City of Slidell welcoming sign. (Source: SPD)
He's tough to see, but this little gator caused commotion for the SPD Sunday morning. (Source: SPD) He's tough to see, but this little gator caused commotion for the SPD Sunday morning. (Source: SPD)
Slidell police and animal control help wrangle a rouge alligator. (Source: SPD) Slidell police and animal control help wrangle a rouge alligator. (Source: SPD)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Welcome to Slidell.

An alligator usually isn't what rolls out the welcome mat in the Camellia City, but someone spotted the reptile resting under a welcome sign Sunday morning.

Slidell 'investi-gators' (ed. note: Zing!) were called to Gause Boulevard after someone reported seeing the alligator. When police arrived, the gator ran from officers and tried to camouflage itself behind the City of Slidell sign.

Officers called animal control and renowned reptile wrangler deputy Howard McCrea of the St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

The alligator gave a bit of struggle before he was caught and released back into the swamp.

"Warrants may be issued at a later date for jaywalking and resisting an officer," the police department posted on it's Facebook page. "ONLY in the south will you see this folks!"

Mobile viewers can watch the video here.

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