Alligator bites man in Bayou Segnette State Park


American Alligator

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

WESTWEGO, La. (WGNO) - A bridge inspector was bitten on the wrist by an alligator at Bayou Segnette State Park Wednesday morning.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, the bridge inspector was taken to a local hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.

A witness told WGNO he was fishing for crabs on the lake when he passed under a bridge. He said he saw two JPSO deputies and a man eagerly looking around the water.

"I couldn't tell what they were looking at but I kept looking and then I seen a really big alligator," Chad Soileau said. "It was probably the biggest alligator I've ever seen in my life, at least 15 to 16 foot -- and they seemed really scared about it."


Latest News

More News