An eight-foot alligator reportedly bit off a large piece of a Louisiana Sheriff’s patrol car Monday afternoon.
Deputies were called to the scene when the reptile was spotted in the middle of a rural roadway in Caddo Parish, about 10 miles northwest of Shreveport, WBRZ in Baton Rouge reported.
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While officers were waiting for wildlife removal experts to arrive, the gator took a bite of the car’s bumper and fled the scene, according to WBRZ.
Louisiana’s alligator population is larger than all other states combined, according to louisianatravel.com and sightings are common.
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Last June, Fox 8 in New Orleans reported residents in the city of Slidell said there were gator sightings “in every canal” and their pets were disappearing.