Louisiana wildlife officials handcuff wayward alligator

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 12:57:40-04

(NBC) - An alligator that went out for a stroll ended up "sort of" under arrest in Louisiana.

Louisiana wildlife agents rounded up an alligator that was found over the weekend roaming a neighborhood near New Orleans.

A homeowner in Slidell, Louisiana, spotted the reptile in his garage.


St. Tammany fire officials contacted the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries agents for help. 

Firefighters videotaped the agents removing the gator, but it didn't go without a fight.

It began thrashing around as an agent dragged it out of the garage onto the front lawn.

One agent was finally able to saddle the gator while another handcuffed it. 

Courtesy NBC News Channel