Alligator journeys all the way from Louisiana bayous to south Texas beach

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Gator journeys all the way from Louisiana to S Texas beach
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WOW! Rangers are unsure how this gator managed to travel from Louisiana all the way to a Padre Island beach.

PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A young alligator traced to the Louisiana bayous somehow made it all the way to Padre Island.

Padre Island National Seashore rangers found the gator on Malaquite beach Tuesday.

After taking a look at the gator's tail notch and tags on its rear feet, rangers determined it had traveled all the way from Louisiana.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department made the decision to transport the gator to a rehabilitation facility to recover after the long trip

How the gator managed to get to south Texas remains a mystery.

Louisiana is at least 300 miles away from where the reptile was discovered.

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