A 6-foot alligator showed up at the front door of a Super 8 Motel on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
A motel employee said the alligator bit a guest.
About 4 p.m., the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an alligator at the motel at 821 North Lobdell Highway, Sheriff Mike Cazes said.
The gator bit one of the motel guests who tried to catch it before Animal Control workers showed up, said Matt Marszal, the motel’s front desk clerk.
That man was taken to the hospital, Marszal said.
Once Animal Control workers arrived, the gator was subdued within 5 minutes, Marszal said.