Massive 7-Foot Pet Alligator Found in Texas Woman’s Backyard
Texas Game Wardens were captured carrying a massive alligator out from a residential Texas home.
The alligator had been living in a residential home in Buda, Texas for at least 20 years. The owner of the alligator had been volunteering at Animal World Snake Farm and Zoo decades ago.
A STOLEN PET GATOR
The volunteer seized the moment to snatch up the alligator while volunteering at the farm, One of the workers at the animal farm explained, "Apparently [she] stole this alligator either the egg or the hatchling alligator at the time put it in their pocket and took off and kept this thing as a pet for at least 20 years now."
However, according to Texas regulations, a special permit is required to have an alligator, one that the woman did not possess. That's when the game wardens stepped in to remove the massive predator from the woman's home.
Parks and Wildlife called the animal farm, which is the rightful owner of the alligator, and delivered it back to them, where it will live for the rest of its life.
What would you do if you were face-to-face with an 11-foot alligator.? I don't know about you but I'm running for the hills if I spotted a colossal-sized alligator.
Long-time professional gator wrangler Tim DeRamus was called out to capture the colossal alligator in La Porte. “It didn’t feel safe for the kids to be down there. And so, they had us pick him up. And he’s going to go to Gator Country and live out the rest of his life.”
DaRamus said, "It took nearly 30 minutes of wrestling with the gator to finally capture him. “He’s just so tired right now. I and him had a 30-minute wrestle. But I think I won. I beat him one-handed."