Alligator

Wild critters walk, fly and swim among us Louisiana folks.  While all are interesting, a few are downright strange, or at least strange looking.  The unusual appearance of some animals is often caused by skin aberrations usually linked to genetic abnormalities.

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A man in Caddo Parish has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly fatally shooting his neighbor’s dachshund, because he thought it was an alligator.

Caddo Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bobby Herring says the owners of the dog discovered their pet, Chloe, was missing and she was found in the yard of Tommy Collinsworth Jr’s residence.

Herring says the 11-year-old dog has never been aggressive and did no damage to Collinsworth’s property. He says the dog was found in the pond with multiple gunshot wounds.