Traffic-blocking alligator rescued from Texas highway amid tropical storm

Animal rescuers in Texas faced a unique challenge as the wind and rain of Tropical Storm Nicholas battered the state.

Gary Saurage, owner of rescue service Gatory Country, says he got a call from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office very early Tuesday morning (September 14th) about a ten-foot gator blocking traffic on Interstate 10.

Saurage says the animal was safely relocated to Gator Country’s facility, but that the alligator tore a door from its hinges at the facility before being safely contained.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

News Director





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