VIDEO: 10-foot alligator hoisted onto truck after roaming around Texas neighborhood

Houston area has seen several large alligators in recent weeks

ATASCOCITA, Texas – The Houston area appears to be a hot spot for giant gators lately as another large reptile was captured wandering a neighborhood early Monday morning.

Harris County Constable Marke Herman said in a tweet that a 10-foot alligator was roaming around an Atascocita subdivision.

The wrangler who helped trap the animal was sporting American flag shorts — because ‘Merica!

Danielle McGrath told KPRC, KSAT’s sister station, that her neighbor first spotted the alligator on a surveillance camera. The message was then relayed to another neighbor, who wakes early, that the huge animal was underneath his truck in the driveway around 5 a.m.

McGrath told KPRC that authorities called a specialist who showed up in a pick up truck with his patriotic shorts.

The alligator was hoisted onto a trailer and is now in the custody of Animal Control.

In a separate incident last week, a 400-pound alligator was seen strolling through a different Houston neighborhood.


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