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Mama gator guarding nest of eggs at Cypress Lake

Look but don’t touch.

That’s what University of Louisiana at Lafayette officials are asking of students and onlookers eager to catch a glimpse of a mama alligator guarding a nest of eggs on campus.

She laid the eggs close to a sidewalk bordering Cypress Lake, which is actually a wetland managed by the University.

The area’s been closed off for the gator’s safety and to protect the eggs, said Joey Pons, director of Environmental Health and Safety at UL Lafayette.

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