Maybe it felt bad. Or it could have been that since it lives in a wet habitat, it was drawn to Dr. Rainwater’s name. Regardless, its presence on the doorstep of the Jonesboro Family Clinic this past Wednesday was a quite alarming and unusual site. After all, it isn’t everyday you see a six-foot long alligator perched on the concrete entranceway of a highly trafficked place of business.
“I have responded to many strange calls over the years but this was one of the more unusual ones I have gotten,” said Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) Deputy Tim Wyatt, who along with Deputy Ty Garrett were first to arrive to the scene.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) agents were contacted and collared the unwanted visitor. It was then transported it to a wetland habitat far from town where it was released into the wild unharmed.