- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

After an alligator pulled a 2-year-old into the water last week in Orlando, Florida, Louisiana authorities are asking folk to become more vigilant in reporting sightings of the reptiles.

Livingston Police are warning south Louisiana parents to be on the lookout for alligators in large drainage ditches.

WAFB-TV (https://bit.ly/28TnKEb ) reports the police department reported an 8.5 foot gator was found in a canal and urged parents to keep a close eye on all children and small animals.

In the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, a woman spotted a 6-foot alligator in her backyard Thursday walking around her pool. WWL-TV (https://bit.ly/28VqZcw ) reports Cathy O’Quin spent hours talking with the SPCA, Wildlife and Fisheries and local trappers trying to get someone to come and retrieve it. The SPCA eventually responded and captured the animal.

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