Nearly 12-foot-long alligator blocks Highway 59 near Cleveland

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Gator wrangled off Highway 59 (KTRK)

Police and firefighters were called to a different type of emergency overnight, when a huge alligator needed to be wrangled off of Highway 59.

Chance Ward says he captured the creature, along with help from Cleveland police and firefighters.

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Big gator found on Highway 59

The gator is 11-feet, 6-inches long.

At one point, Ward pulled over and snapped a photo of the gator in front of Whataburger.

He says he's naming the gator George and it's now in a safe place until it can be safely relocated to a natural habitat.
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