ASCENSION PARISH -- A rescue mission is underway in and around the Spanish Lake Basin as escaped alligators are roaming around Alligator Bayou Road.

According to our partners at WBRZ, about 30 alligators escaped their pens when when flooding struck the area. Frank Bonifay, one of the co-owners of the property where the gators are housed, has rescued five so far, but are worried that the gators may hurt someone, or vice-versa.

"We're going to catch him just like we been doing, saving them and putting them back in their pen. It's going to take a few days maybe a few weeks," Bonifay said.

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