Alligator escapes capture, takes bite out of Louisiana police car

(Photo: Caddo Parish LA Sheriff Facebook)

CADDO PARISH, Louisiana (WTHR) - It feels like there ought to be a Jerry Reed song somewhere in this story.

In a Facebook post, the Caddo Parish sheriff shared photos of an 8-foot alligator, spotted Monday along Highway 1.

Officers intended to contain the creature until experts could arrive to relocate it. The gator had other plans.

He escaped the effort to hold him, but not before chomping down on the front bumper of a patrol car.

No one was injured.

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