BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The spotting of a 9-foot alligator in a South Bossier neighborhood Tuesday morning serves as a reminder that low-lying areas with high water are prime conditions for pushing more wildlife into residential areas.
The gator was spotted in a pond behind a home in Shadow Ridge. According to BPSO Lt. Bill Davis, the resident that spotted him called the sheriff’s office, who is getting in touch with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
“With all this flooding, the gators are out and about more,” said Davis in a Facebook post sharing pictures of the gator. “Where we live there in SOBO is low-lying, with water to abound, and that means critters, to include the 9-feet kind, will roaming. Be careful.”
There’s no word yet on whether the alligator has been captured for relocation.