Texas dad saves kids from 12-foot alligator

‘Look how big he is. Holy cow!’
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:18 AM CDT
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LEAGUE CITY, Texas (Gray News) – A dad sprung into action, saving his kids from a huge alligator.

Andrew Grande said his children were playing near a canal when the gator approached.

He quickly grabbed his daughter and got everyone behind a fence.

Grande said the reptile stayed in the area for nearly 30 minutes.

“Look how big he is,” Grande said in a video showing the alligator swimming in the canal. “Holy cow!”

Authorities came and captured the gator, pulling it from the canal.

It was nearly 12-feet long and weighed closed to 600 pounds.

Grande said alligators are common in the canal, but he had never seen one that big before.

The reptile now has a new home at a gator sanctuary.

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