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Posted: June 16, 2017

Alligator captured after killing dog

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


An alligator that attacked and killed a pet dog was captured Thursday. 

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Russell “The Snake Chaser” Cavender snared the estimated 10-foot gator in a pond at Blackmoor Golf Course, according to WMBF

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An alligator swimming. (Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images)

Cavender shared an image of his catch, as well as a message to pet owners:

“Keep them on a leash, people!”


Alligator slithers out of storm drain in Louisiana

Residents in one Louisiana town could hardly believe what they were seeing when an alligator emerged from a storm drain and slithered onto the street.

The incident took place on Monday in Metairie, according to WWL. Witnesses said that the approximately 7-foot-long alligator lifted the grated storm drain cover to escape after heavy rains moved through the area.

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The alligator's location was adjacent to an elementary school, but students were on spring break.

Wildlife professionals arrived on the scene to wrangle the alligator, which was feisty, according to video recorded at the scene.

The alligator was eventually secured and relocated.

WATCH: Florida dog barks at gator sitting outside window

No one wants to come home and find an alligator in the yard, including one Florida dog.

John Sivula, of Land O’ Lakes, and his four-legged friend had an unwanted visitor Wednesday, WFTS reported. 

>> WATCH: Injured gator rescued from roadside median, gets a kiss

In video Sivula captured, the dog can be seen barking at the reptile sitting right outside the window as trappers haul it away. 

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“Our dog was not happy," Sivula told WFTS.

Even weirder? The trapper already had five other gators in the cage, WFTS reported.

Read more at WFTS

Alligator found tortured at Florida business; deputies investigate

Deputies in Martin County, Florida, asked for help Wednesday tracking down whomever is responsible for torturing an alligator on Tuesday. The alligator had to be euthanized because of its injuries.

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Deputies said they found the 4-foot gator at Del Monte Foods in Indiantown with its eyes clawed out, leaving the reptile blind. The gator also had cut marks on its back. 

Whoever attacked the gator also vandalized the food store with graffiti, damaged pieces of equipment and flooded the entry way with outdoor water faucets, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and a trapper captured the gator from the property.

For anyone with information on the incident, please call Detective John Barca with the Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit.

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