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Officials remove, kill two alligators spotted by Kenner pump station

Two alligators were captured in Kenner. (FOX 8) Two alligators were captured in Kenner. (FOX 8)
Alligators are common in this area. (FOX 8) Alligators are common in this area. (FOX 8)
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Authorities in Kenner removed two alligators near a pump station Thursday morning.

Officers with the state department of wildlife and fisheries removed the gators - one 6-feet long and the other 8-feet long - from an area by the Duncan Pump Station.

A fisherman contacted East Jefferson Levee District officials after he spotted the reptiles close to boats in the area.

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People who use the areas by the pump station or Williams Blvd. boat launch are asked to be aware of their surroundings and take caution because alligator activity is not that unusual.

“Because of the national news regarding alligators, we didn’t want anyone to panic if they saw one in the water close to a pump station,” East Jefferson Levee District Director Derek Boese said. “This is not uncommon, and the only message we want to share is for people to keep their eyes open and to be careful.”

A toddler was killed at a Disney resort in Orlando earlier this week after he was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator.

The two gators were later killed by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries due to their size.

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