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Liberty family finds 6 foot alligator in garage
LIBERTY COUNTY - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
A family discovered quite a surprise late Wednesday morning when they found a 6-foot long female alligator with a bad attitude in their garage, deputies said.
The family called the Liberty Police Department, which in turn contacted the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department about removing the alligator. Deputy Joshua Cummins has a permit from Texas Parks and Wildlife to remove alligators that are considered a "nuisance," or are considered a potential danger to humans and/or animals.
Cummins used a hoop loop rope to snare the alligator, which allowed the alligator to thrash around until it became too tired to resist any further.
After the alligator was tired, Cummins straddled the alligator and secured the jaws with tape. It was loaded into a waiting truck.
The alligator was transported to a breeding farm in Anahuac, Texas where she will be cared for in a controlled environment.
Cummins stated the resident was near the Mizell Lake area and it is thought, of course, the alligator may have come from there. He also said that the public should be aware that May through June is the mating season for alligators, and they can be expected to be quite aggressive during this time frame.
In addition, Cummins warms against feeding an alligator in the wild, because an alligator relates the person feeding him/her to a food source. He said that the alligator does not distinguish between the source and the provider.This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU 11 News in Houston