Video shows massive alligator strolling through Cinco Ranch subdivision

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Monday, September 12, 2022
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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Residents strolling through a Cinco Ranch neighborhood Monday morning were joined by an unexpected guest -- an 11-foot long alligator.

Fort Bend County Pct. 1 Constable Chad Norvell shared a video of the massive reptile strolling through the Grand Lakes subdivision along Peek Road at Buffalo Bayou.

The video showed the gator walking slowly along a fence in the neighborhood. He was first spotted around 7:40 a.m.

In an update posted to Twitter, Norvell said the gator had been safely caught and relocated to Gator Country near Beaumont.

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A trapper caught up to him about 60 yards north of Buffalo Bayou, according to Norvell.

"He's a little embarrassed with all the attention out here!" Norvell tweeted with a photo of the gator tied up in the bed of a truck.

Another video from Michael Schwab, a witness in the area, shows the gator being lifted off the ground using a tow truck.

"People stopped their cars on the road to get out and watch the sight," Schwab said in a statement to ABC13.

The gator was found near Buffalo Bayou, which is why one Fort Bend County resident told ABC13 he wasn't surprised to see a video of this alligator.

"It's just part of the environment," Isaac Veras said. "That's their home."

The Cinco Ranch gator isn't alone when it comes to recent sightings.

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Two Missouri City residents found alligators on their porches in the past several weeks.

One of the gators was wrangled single-handedly by a local restaurant owner after he dropped his kids off at school.

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