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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:34 AM

Huge gator captured outside Texas shopping center



SUGAR LAND, TX -- A huge alligator was captured at a strip center this morning (Saturday) in Sugar Land.

The gator -- blind in one eye -- weighs more than 900 pounds and is more than 12 feet long. Wrangling the animal at the First Colony Commons Shopping Center proved quite the task for authorities. A Home Depot forklift had to be used to lift the gator onto the back of a truck.

Authorities believe the alligator came from Oyster Creek, which runs behind the shopping center.

Christy Krobroth, the alligator trapper who captured the animal, says he will be sent to an alligator sanctuary called Janik Aligators in El Campo. She says he will be put in breeding program where he will "make lots of babies."

Read more: http://abc7ny.com/news/video-huge-gator-captured-outside-texas-shopping-center/1073724/

[font color=330099]The alligator stated that he was waiting outside the salon to get his nails done.[/font]

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TexasTowelie Nov 2015 OP
Liberty Belle Nov 2015 #1
hobbit709 Nov 2015 #3
murielm99 Nov 2015 #2
COLGATE4 Nov 2015 #5
murielm99 Nov 2015 #6
Gothmog Nov 2015 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 03:08 AM

1. One more good reason not to live in Texas,

As if corrupt politicians, snakes, scorpions, tornadoes and hurricanes aren't enough.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 07:53 AM

3. Corrupt politicians are everywhere. The critters I can live with. Weather is everywhere too.

I won't live in places where the ground moves or the mountains smoke. I've been around both and you can have them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 07:15 AM

2. What is that covering the poor thing's head?

Someone's pajamas?

At least it is going to a sanctuary.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 10:55 AM

5. When capturing a gator they typically cover the gator's

eyes - reduces stress to the animal.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 03:31 PM

6. Of course.

I like this story. I am glad it had a happy ending for the gator.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:58 AM

4. The lady in the middle of the picture did a great job with this gator

She was interviewed on local news and she is really interesting

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