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Savannah residents fear gators in the neighborhood
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SAVANNAH — Residents of a Savannah neighborhood say they want the city to make it more difficult for alligators to wander into their yards.

They live a few hundred feet from a city drainage pond where alligator trapper Jack Douglas captured two of the reptiles Friday. The search is now on for a third gator residents say they’ve seen.

Deborah Jackson told the Savannah Morning News that she no longer keeps her trash can in her backyard.

Cheryl Edwards casts a wary eye on the yards she passes as she walks her small poodle, Rico.

Bob Scanlon, Savannah’s director of water resources and facilities maintenance, says that as alligators have become more plentiful they have expanded into more urban areas.

He said city officials are looking for ways to minimize the problem.

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