VIDEO: Gator grabbed from busy Slidell street

VIDEO: Gator grabbed from busy Slidell street
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)
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!"

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