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METAIRIE, La. (AP) – An alligator has been wrangled after crawling out of a storm drain in Louisiana.

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New Orleans TV station WWL reports the 7-foot reptile emerged from a drain in Jefferson Parish on Monday after heavy rains.

The drain was located behind an elementary school that wasn’t holding class because of spring break.

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The alligator did move around, but Bucktown resident Hazel Porter described it as mainly “just chilling.”

Video obtained by WWL shows a group of Bucktown residents detaining the alligator by lassoing its neck and tying the rope to a nearby pole as the creature thrashes.

Steven Nicholson, a witness, says wildlife professions arrived and taped its mouth shut. The wranglers placed the bound alligator in a pickup truck and planned to relocate it.

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