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Video: Gator crawls out of storm drain, rests on family's front porch

An alligator rests on the front porch of a home in a LaPlace subdivision (photo via Jodi Luna). An alligator rests on the front porch of a home in a LaPlace subdivision (photo via Jodi Luna).
An alligator crawled out of a storm drain Thursday morning in the 200 block of Oak Point Drive (photo via Jodi Luna). An alligator crawled out of a storm drain Thursday morning in the 200 block of Oak Point Drive (photo via Jodi Luna).
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

An alligator crawled out of a storm drain Thursday morning, finding a nice spot to rest on a family’s front porch.

The alligator was spotted in the Live Oak Landing subdivision of LaPlace Thursday morning. Jodi Luna, who lives nearby, said she saw the alligator emerge from a storm drain in the 200 block of Oak Point Drive.

Luna said the alligator crawled across several front lawns before it came to rest on a family’s front porch. She snapped several photos.

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were called to remove the alligator. As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the alligator has not been caught.

Agents with the DWLF estimate the gator is 9-10 feet long.

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