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Massive 11-foot alligator seen strolling through Houston suburb

In Katy, Texas, a city just west of Houston, an enormous alligator was spotted gently strolling over the grass next to a road on Tuesday morning.

According to Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Constable Chad Norvell, Texas Parks and Wildlife captured the 11-foot, 400-pound lizard at 11:30 a.m.

Rescuers lift the alligator into the truck.
An 11-foot, 400-pound was seen walking the streets in Texas. Michael Schwab via Storyful
The alligator is lifted into the truck.
The reptile was strolling in the neighborhood for about six hours before it was captured. Michael Schwab via Storyful

Beautiful morning for a walk!” Norvell posted on Facebook along with a video of the gator walking down Peek Road, near the Buffalo Bayou.

Neighbors told the outlet the alligator had been strolling through the neighborhood since at least 5 a.m.

“His chip says he’s y’all’s Fulshear Police! Where do you want him dropped off?” Norvell wrote in a follow-up Facebook post, tagging the department located southeast of Katy.

“That little rascal! Where have you been. Bad boy! Thanks, please throw him in the bed of our high water rescue truck…” Fulshear Police commented back.

The gator was readily captured by rescuers after they saw him resting down after their walk, according to Norvell. They used a tow truck, ropes, and a pickup truck to lift the reptile into the bed.
Before the animal was taken to an El Campo sanctuary, local officials had some fun on social media.