BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — A five-foot long alligator was spotted on San Antonio’s southeast side Tuesday morning.
San Antonio Animal Care Services said a man was taking his trash out at his home on Rosalind Way — near South Foster Road and Rigsby Avenue — when he noticed the gator in his front yard. He decided to call San Antonio police and ACS.
Police officers were able to use a wire fencing panel to corral the reptile in a portion of the yard until an expert could get to the scene. That expert, Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo reptile animal care specialist Caleb Harris, got to the property and was able to safely remove the alligator.
Animal Care Services said it believes Al E. Gator — the name it gave its scaly new friend — is about 4 years old. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens will determine where the alligator will eventually go.