Alligator removed from Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish

RAW: Alligator on I-10

A 7-foot alligator hindered traffic in Westlake Tuesday night, after walking near I-10 westbound near the Westlake exit.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office worked the scene and called Wildlife and Fisheries to assist.

Around 11:50 p.m. that night, Westlake Police blocked one lane of traffic at the foot of the bridge so the alligator wouldn't get hit.

One of the Sheriff's deputies says the gator tried to go into traffic but was hit. After that it didn't move much, and became agitated when 18-wheelers passed.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, the gator was moved off the road and tied up.

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