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After roaming neighborhood for 2 days, gator that crawled from storm drain killed

After roaming across a LaPlace neighborhood for two days, an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain on Thursday morning was killed. After roaming across a LaPlace neighborhood for two days, an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain on Thursday morning was killed.
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) -

After roaming across a LaPlace neighborhood for two days, an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain on Thursday morning was killed.

The alligator was killed and removed from the neighborhood on Saturday.

The gator 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.

“He walked through their garden and then started banging on their door,” Luna said.

“It was in the corner, and it just started thrashing it’s head around. I kept thinking, man if those people come out and they got a dog, it isn’t going to be good,” said Richard Weber, who's known in LaPlace as "Chicken."

Neighbors say that the alligator hopped into a nearby pond before officials could arrive. He was killed and removed from the pond on Saturday.

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimate the gator was 9-10 feet long.

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