alligators http://wwno.org en Cruelty Charge Dropped Against Swamp Tour Guide http://wwno.org/post/cruelty-charge-dropped-against-swamp-tour-guide <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Breaux Bridge swamp tour guide that a national animal rights group accused of cruelty to an alligator has been cleared of one charge but admitted to a misdemeanor violation of illegal possession of an alligator.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:22:45 +0000 The Associated Press 46166 at http://wwno.org Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu http://wwno.org/post/forget-fish-fridays-louisiana-gator-lenten-menu Is it OK to eat alligator on Fridays during Lent? That question isn't just rhetorical in Louisiana, which has large populations of both Catholics and gators.<p>"Alligator's such a natural for New Orleans," says Jay Nix, owner of <a href="http://www.parkwaypoorboys.com/index.html">Parkway Bakery</a>, which serves a mean alligator sausage po boy sandwich. "Alligator gumbo, jambalaya. I mean, it's a wonder that alligator isn't our mascot, you know?"<p>Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, but seafood is allowed. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:00:00 +0000 editor 31944 at http://wwno.org Alligator for Lent http://wwno.org/post/alligator-lent <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in Southern Louisiana you don’t have to be Catholic to know that the Friday Fish is a New Orleans tradition. From fried catfish to potato salad and savory sides, there are plenty of meatless options for the faithful </span>foodies<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>But what if you’re just not in the mood for fish on Friday? Well, there are some less obvious Lenten options in the Crescent City.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:49:04 +0000 Maureen McMurray 30557 at http://wwno.org Plucky Former Poultry Farmer Goes Wild For Gators http://wwno.org/post/plucky-former-poultry-farmer-goes-wild-gators Just outside of Camilla, Ga. — about four hours southwest of Atlanta — up a dirt road called Alligator Lane, is one of the largest alligator farms in the country.<p>"We've got about 20 chicken houses, and we've got about 100,000 alligators on the farm," says owner Mark Glass.<p>That's right, 100,000 alligators, and they are in big demand in Europe's high-fashion industry.<p>Right now it's hatching season.<p>"Actually there's one of them on the floor running around now," Glass says, as a black and yellow striped alligator, about 5 inches long from head to tail, scurries across the floor. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:41:00 +0000 PHILIP GRAITCER 21337 at http://wwno.org State extends east zone alligator season http://wwno.org/post/state-extends-east-zone-alligator-season <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State wildlife and fisheries officials have extended the East Zone wild alligator harvest season through Oct. 4.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Robert Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, approved the extension Tuesday.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:53:59 +0000 The Associated Press 20299 at http://wwno.org Montegut man's big catch: 800-pound alligator http://wwno.org/post/montegut-mans-big-catch-800-pound-alligator <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">It was a huge catch for a Montegut commercial fisherman: a 12-foot-long, 800 pound alligator found in the Intracoastal Waterway at Bourg.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:36:01 +0000 The Associated Press 19972 at http://wwno.org Alligator buyers held up: lose $6500, cell phones http://wwno.org/post/alligator-buyers-held-lose-6500-cell-phones <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">St. Mary Parish sheriff's investigators are looking for three men accused of taking $6,500 and cell phones from alligator buyers in Morgan City.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:28:13 +0000 The Associated Press 19388 at http://wwno.org State postpones alligator season http://wwno.org/post/state-postpones-alligator-season <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State wildlife and fisheries officials are postponing the 2012 wild alligator lottery season on the Pearl River, Joyce, Manchac and Maurepas swamp wildlife management areas because of the effects of Hurricane Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The season was scheduled to open on Saturday but has since been pushed back to Wednesday, Sept. 12.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:09:42 +0000 The Associated Press 19382 at http://wwno.org Alligator season now open http://wwno.org/post/alligator-season-now-open <p>Alligator hunters are now free to pursue their quarry across the state, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.</p><p>The 2012 Wild Alligator Harvest Season opened in the state's West Zone today, following the East Zone opening this past Saturday. However, due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac, hunters in some areas may have to wait until floodwaters recede and power is restored, the state said.</p><p>Alligator hunters are advised to verify their buyers have opened before actually taking any alligators, and to use extreme caution when hunting in flooded areas.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:29:20 +0000 Jason Saul 19359 at http://wwno.org Isaac delays alligator season opening in southeast Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/isaac-delays-alligator-season-opening-southeast-louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tropical Storm Isaac is pushing back the alligator season in southeast Louisiana.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The 30-day season had been scheduled to open Wednesday in the east zone — 13 southeastern parishes and parts of eight others.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:49:43 +0000 The Associated Press 18713 at http://wwno.org