Alligator sightings on the rise

Photo courtesy of the Morgan City Police Department.

The Morgan City Police Department is beginning to respond to areas in Morgan City in regards to alligators in yards, parking lots, streets, etc. This time of year water levels rise forcing the reptiles into the city. The department said that residents should not approach any wild animals. They could cause serious injury or even death. If you happen to encounter an alligator you are urged to stay clear of it and contact the Morgan City Police Department. Pictured is a MCPD officer who responded to a call at a local business. The alligator was caught without injury and relocated to a different area.