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April 21 06:42 AM

Alligator shuts down traffic on Highway 1

A 10-foot alligator shut down traffic on Louisiana Highway 1 near Flournoy Lucas Road early Wednesday morning, according to Caddo sheriff’s patrol deputies.

A passer-by contacted the Caddo Sheriff’s Office about the gator around 3:30 a.m.

The animal was spotted in the middle of the road between Flournoy Lucas and Leonard roads.

Its tail had been run over by an 18-wheeler.

Traffic was diverted for an hour until the gator could be removed by Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries.

Its total length was 10 feet, 11 inches, and its weight was 400 pounds.

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