Alligator invasion! 2nd gator in two weeks captured in Jonesboro

It makes you wonder what is causing the “invasion”? For the second week in a row an alligator has had to be removed from a place of business alongside Hwy 167N, just north of the “Gate City” area in Jonesboro. Two weeks ago a six-foot long alligator was found on the doorstep of the Jonesboro Family Medicine Clinic. This past Wednesday, a smaller version was picked up in the parking lot between Grace Community Church and the Pizza Hut. Maybe it heard there was a MeatLovers special going on. 

Jonesboro Police Department Assistant Chief, Ciera Murphy, who Police Chief James “Spike” Harris has now dubbed “Crocodile Donetta” after catching and assisting in the relocation of three alligators and Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Simonelli caught the reluctant reptile. After the “scaleback” was secured it was removed and returned to a nearby wetlands area.  


To report an issue or typo with this article – CLICK HERE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.