Benton Family Swimming Pool Almost Became New Home For Gator
When an alligator appears from right of the swamp and begins to near your swimming pool in the backyard, what do you do? You call the "Gator Busters."
All kidding aside, situations like this could get ugly and extremely dangerous, so if you live anywhere in Bossier Parish, you'd immediately call the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department.
That's exactly what happened yesterday on the Benton property of Jerry and Kirsten Lawrence and it wasn't long before Bossier deputies Steve Hoff, Connor McLaughin, and Austin Mueller were on the scene doubling as agents of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and wrestled a three-foot alligator only feet away from the Lawrence's swimming pool.
“Many of our animal calls range from loose livestock, horses, and dogs, and sometimes alligators,” said Sheriff Whittington. “Our deputies just have to be prepared for almost any call that comes in, because you never know what the day will bring.”
Evidently this little guy found out that alligator season was only a couple of weeks away and he decided to head for safer ground. Thankfully, the deputies were able to safely subdue the animal before anyone could get hurt.
The deputies relocated and released the alligator into the Bodcau Wildlife Management area in Benton.