ADDIS, La. (BRPROUD) – A member of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spent some time in the Sugar Mill Plantation subdivision on Monday.
Mr. John Currier was there at the request of Kristine Legendre Melancon.
Melancon and her fiancé Kyle live in the neighborhood and raise ducks in the pond near their home.
Their two daughters, Raelin and Elizabeth also help raise the ducks.
On Sunday, they noticed an alligator lurking in the pond.
Melancon’s fiancé was unable to capture the gator so they called the LDWF alligator nuisance phone number.
While waiting for a member of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to arrive, the couple moved the ducks inside their fence.
Currier arrived and spent a long time trying to find the gator, according to Melancon.
Eventually, a gator was located in a separate neighborhood pond.
That 4-foot alligator was caught and relocated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
LDWF said that, “it was moved to a more suitable, isolated area.”
According to Currier, alligators can move through the neighborhood drainage systems.
This is not the first time that Currier spent some time in this neighborhood.
Last year, the LDWF member caught around seven alligators in the Sugar Mill Plantation subdivision.
Kristine Legendre Melancon and her fiancé are going to keep an eye out just in case the captured alligator was not the same one they saw in their pond.
Their ducks are back in the pond.