BELLE CHASSE, LA (WVUE) - A nearly seven-foot alligator was on the loose in a Belle Chasse neighborhood.
Someone called the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 3 to report the big guy.
1st District Patrol Division Captain Michael Martin and Sergeant Alvin Mark Williams went to the 120 block of Bradley Place. The deputies were able to "apprehend" the gator.
Deputy Randy Fortmayer, a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, released the alligator in an undisclosed safe environment.
The sheriff's office says while they do get calls about nuisance alligators, it's uncommon to see one in a neighborhood.
Authorities believe the gator came out of the Mississippi River and was trying to find a canal.
If anyone encounters an alligator, police say do not approach it. They urge you to call 911.