Gator in Bayou St. John!

This should not come as a suprise after I reported about the family of wild hogs living in City Park. As I can tell, police were called to Bayou St. John near the Mid-City post office on Thanksgiving Day, after reports of a five foot gator in the bayou. They were ill-equipped to handle the situation and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to come get it. This being a holiday weekend I’m sure they were slow to respond and may or may not have caught the reptile. Therese from the Bayou Coffee House forwarded this picture to the MCNO mailing list, along with some wise words; “Please watch your kids and dogs. It was not scared of people.”

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5 Comments so far

  1. Craig (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

    We went and saw the gator Sunday and the cops were still waiting for the state to call them back. We went over there today (Monday) and it was gone — or at least had moved someplace else.


  2. Rayna (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    Gators aren’t supposed to be scared of people, we are suposed to be scared of them. They can eat us.


  3. jack (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    whats wrong with a gator in the bayou? don’t go swimming and leave the gator alone. there’s room for everyone.


  4. Dan F (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    Save the gator!!!! Throw the people in the bayou


  5. Laurie (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

    ‘Xcuse me, but natural non farmed raised ‘gators want nothing to do with humans.

    Gators are nocturnal.

    If its tail was marked it was a farm ‘gator.

    The state law forces alligator ranchers to put back 14% of their yearly stock.

    I believe it would be effective if the ‘Gator ranchers

    traded their stock, and held a lottery every four years to take from the nest.

    Some of these ‘gators are genetically altered, and interbreeding with the natural population.

    Louisiana Wildlife only estimates gators they don’t specify genetics.

    Go to the County Agent he has all the papers and ask lots of annoying questions.

    G’day.

    Laurie



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