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Huge gator in garage surprises man

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 12:12:12-04

(KPRC, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A Texas man found a nearly nine-foot, 300 pound alligator when he opened his garage Thursday night.

Doug Dallmer says he took two steps in his garage when he saw the head.

He called police who in turn called a wrangler to remove the critter.

"It was a big one. We were surprised by how big it was," said Fulshear Police Capt. Mike McCoy.

Wranglers and police tried to lasso a rope around the alligator's head as it hissed and opened its mouth to defend itself.

Dallmer recorded video on his cellphone.

 

Police admitted while alligator sightings are not uncommon in Fulshear, it's pretty unusual to see one this size.

The official measurement came in at eight feet, nine inches long, weighing upwards of 300 pounds.

The alligator will be taken to an alligator farm in El Campo, Texas, where it will live on a refuge, officials said.

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