Fort Bend County Neighborhood Visited by Large, Lost Gator
Major Chad Norvell tweeted some unusual news on Tuesday morning. “Since we have nothing else to do right now, this big girl thought she would go for a walk! Old Orchard Community,” he posted around 8 a.m. along with a photo of a huge gator in the middle of a suburban street. In a follow-up post he said, “She really isn’t interested in moving.” Eventually, the gator found a spot on a front porch and stayed put until the Texas Game Wardens arrived.
A video posted to Click2Houston.com showing the game wardens capturing the gator is a surreal sight. While the rain pours down, the wardens calmly surround the alligator and are able to get a rope around its body. The creature thrashes about, hitting a white rocking chair near the front door. Eventually, it’s pulled out to the sidewalk where it barrel rolls like a cat trying to worm its way out of a harness. The warden who appears to be “walking” the gator on the “leash” manages to tape its mouth so all of the wardens can work together to lift the 200-pound creature into the back of a truck.
Hopefully, the gator is much happier back at home near the water than it was on its neighborhood walk!