7-foot gator spotted in Needville yard

NEEDVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- A Fort Bend County family was surprised to spot a 7-foot alligator meandering through their front yard.

Upon arrival, Gator Squad was able to relocate the creature without issue.

Although the alligators may be scary, they're only a threat if they appear to be following you, according to Gator Squad. In fact, the creatures are likely coming out of the water to enjoy the warm weather.

The animals also play an important ecological role: they love to dine on water moccasins!

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