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MDWFP captures 9-ft gator on Lakeland Drive

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Source: Tony Goodman Source: Tony Goodman
Source: Tony Goodman Source: Tony Goodman
FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Sunday afternoon, several people witnessed officials from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks capture an alligator on Lakeland Drive.

Tony Goodman tweeted that he saw it happen in front of his office right next to the busy highway. He also took some photos of the nearly 9-foot alligator. 

Jim Walker, spokesman for the MDWFP, told us that one of their officers and a resident licensed trapper were called out to Lakeland Dr. on Sunday afternoon for the rescue. 

He says that situations like this can be expected as the water continues to rise because of all the heavy rainfall in our area. 

"You can expect, not only alligators, but also deer, snakes and other animals to be displaced," said Walker.

He advises people to be vigilant and if anyone sees an alligator near their home to move their pets inside and give them a call.

If you see any alligators or other displaced animals call the MDWFP at 1-800-BE-SMART. 

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