Gator Sightings See Spike In Slidell

Close-up of alligator

Residents who live in neighborhoods south of Slidell are reporting an increase in alligator sightings.

Although the gators are no stranger to residents of the area, people living in Eden Isles, Clipper Estates and Lakeshore Estates all say they've seen more alligators than usual.

The gators have been reported to be as big as eight feet and they don't seem to be scared of people.

Officials are urging folks who encounter one to contact the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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