Game Wardens Kill 9-Foot Alligator In Texas Suburb

Game wardens have killed a 9-foot-long alligator that was found roaming through backyards in a Texas suburb.

(TPWD/file)

CLEAR LAKE (April 27, 2014) Texas game wardens shot and killed a 200-pound, 9-foot-long alligator that was found roaming through backyards in a suburban Houston neighborhood.

The game wardens killed the alligator Friday after complaints from several residents who had spotted the enormous reptile.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officer Timothy Holland says the alligator was found next to a home not far from a retention pond that feeds into a bayou.

Resident Deborah Bailey says the alligator casually strolled into her backyard and "sat here for a while."

The alligator continued moving after it was placed in the back of a game warden's truck.

The wardens shot it three times for fear it would return to the neighborhood and attack.

Holland says alligators are often seen in the area in the spring.


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