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Joggers Encounter 7-Foot Alligator During Morning Run


July 19, 2018

By Angie Waller

Wednesday morning, in the gated section of Cross Creek Ranch, joggers spotted a 7-foot, non-aggressive alligator. While sunbathing, he became disoriented and ended up a little too close for comfort to people.

The Fulshear Police were able to wrangle up the alligator and move it to the “polishing pond” without incident. Captain Mike McCoy stated "The gator was not aggressive and was simply laying in the sun. However, he was within a gated section of a neighborhood. Therefore, for his safety and the safety of our citizens, we relocated home to a lake outside the gated section."

This is not the first time alligators have been spotted in Cross Creek Ranch. In 2016, a 10-foot alligator was found in a home garage. That alligator was relocated but did not go quietly or without a fight.

Alligators are not uncommon to the area. With more construction, the alligators become displaced and disoriented to their surroundings. If you happen to come across one, don't approach it on your own and call the non-emergency police or sheriff office.

Fulshear Police: 281-346-2202

Fort Bend Sheriff: 281-341-4665

Harris County Sheriff: 713-755-6044


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