Alligator found near downtown Bryan

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:39pm

BRYAN -- An unusual find this morning when city solid waste employees were out working near downtown Bryan.

A four-foot baby alligator was spotted roaming the streets in the 800-block of East 26th Street around 8:00 a.m.

A Texas game warden was called but was too busy to answer the call so with the help of Bryan Animal Control, city solid waste employees caught the baby gator with a pole and some duct tape.

"Was he hard to catch, no?" said Robert Willis. "My speculation was that it was pretty cold last night and as you see that concrete now is pretty sunny and heated up so he was just probably looking for a place to warm up his belly. He was still cold and not moving much and with all the people around he was just trying to stay still."

Once the gator was caught, city employees loaded it onto their truck and took it out to the Navasota River where it was released back into the wild.

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