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Police catch gator lurking by lakefront

A large gator was seen roaming around the Mandeville lakefront. (Source: Mandeville Police Dept.) A large gator was seen roaming around the Mandeville lakefront. (Source: Mandeville Police Dept.)
The gator was taken to a safe location. (Source: Mandeville Police Dept.) The gator was taken to a safe location. (Source: Mandeville Police Dept.)
MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) -

Mandeville police got their gator.

Officers received several reports over the past several weeks of a large alligator near the Jackson Harbor.

Someone spotted it Tuesday near the Pontchartrain Yacht Club, which is on the edge of Fontainebleau State Park.

Police and wildlife agents were able to catch the gator and relocate it to a safe area away from the public.

“We remind citizens to never feed alligators and to call police if they spot an alligator in a public area,” Mandeville police posted on their Facebook page.

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