Hurricane Katrina deposited four alligators in Beauvoir's Oyster Bayou. But now that the grounds are open weekdays for limited tours again, the gators must go. It is currently undergoing restoration and will reopen fully in June.
Three trappers arrived in Biloxi last week to capture, tag and release the gators into the Pascagoula River Basin. (They left emptyhanded, however, in the first attempt.)
Richard Forte Sr., who heads Beauvoir and its board of directors, named the largest gator Beauregard after P.G.T. Beauregard, a snooty general who always questioned Jefferson Davis' authority. (Beauvoir is the last home of Jeff Davis.) The second largest alligator is Beau Jr.
(I guess they didn't want to name the last two for fear they'd become attached!) ;)
[ via Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald ]