If anyone noticed boats patrolling the river with bright lights, two teams with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries performed an alligator census at 9 pm last night, July 2, in response to recent residents’ concerns about frequent sightings and possible population growth. One boat will start at the North end of Cane River, working its way South toward Shell Beach and the other will begin at the South end, working its way North. Wildlife and Fisheries agents will be in jon boats with spotlights., which catch the alligators’ eyes. This is how agents perform the census. They will count alligators and compile the collected data. More information should be available in a few weeks.