When you go shopping in Sugar Land near Houston, the last thing you probably expect to encounter is an alligator. Maybe the huge creature wanted to get a head start on it's Christmas Shopping Saturday morning. According to officials, the gator was more than 12 feet long, weighed 800 pounds and was blind in one eye.

According to ABC 13, the gator had wandered up to the First Colony Commons Shopping Center and had to be wrangled by trapper Christy Krobroth who works for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

It was quite a chore to get the beast tied up. They had to use a forklift from Home Depot to lift the gator onto the back of a truck.

According to the report the gator will be send to the alligator sanctuary called Janik Alligators in El Campo where he will be put into the breeding program.

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