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Giant Floresville gator is dead

Giant Floresville gator is dead
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Wilson County News
June 9, 2016, 9:10am


*** Update 6/9/16 1:19 p.m.

The alligator caught just outside Floresville this morning has been put down, according to San Antonio Game Warden David Nieto.

“It’s an issue of public safety,” Nieto said. “The Animal Nuisance Control trapper on the scene made the call.”

The agency will release an official statement later today, due to the number of calls received by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regarding the 12 foot, 1 inch reptile.

Watch for updates at Wilson County News.

***(Posted earlier June 9)

Early morning commuters along F.M. 536 just outside of Floresville were in for a surprise, when they witnessed a large alligator crossing the road.

Details are still coming in, but the gator was estimated to be about 9 feet long and weigh 400 pounds by officials on the scene.

“Nathan drove the truck next to it,” said Game Warden David Nieto, referring to Wilson County Deputy Nathan Drzymala. “I lassoed him and drug him off the road.”

An Animal Nuisance Control trapper is on his way from San Antonio to relocate the animal.


Your Opinions and Comments

Wilson County  
July 4 at 7:55pm
Ha! I just read this to my husband who said, "Maybe they need to put GUARD GATORS around everyone's property to protect them from Meth-head burglars." There sure is a lot of theft and damage to personal property... More ›

Wilson County  
July 4 at 5:56pm
RE: Serious Thinker~~~ Good point. Humans should come before animals. I bet Mr. Bays wishes someone would have exterminated those bee infested boxes from Mr. Ragan's yard before they flew over to his property and stung his... More ›

Wilson County  
July 4 at 5:40pm
Joann Juhasz - Ha! "Slithering varmints" running the county~ (Don't forget to vote on election day! %D giggle)

T-Bone Pickens  
June 10 at 7:47pm
"There" not "their". And if he would have done this brave deed, like I know he would have, the DA would have likely have charged him with unlawful disturbance of wildlife and put him in jail. So for... More ›

T-Bone Pickens  
June 10 at 7:37pm
Joann - if Jim would have gotten their before the killers, he would have lit a cigarette, put it in his mouth, grabbed the beast by the tail and pulled it back down to the river bottom and released him back to where he came from... More ›

Joann Juhasz  
Floresville, TX  
June 10 at 6:45pm
T-Bone, to bad you can't determine sarcasm when you read it. As far as slithering, dangerous varmints the City of Floresville has been overcome with them - only they are now totally running the City!!

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
June 10 at 3:37pm
Why'd they have to kill the gator? He's a wild animal, with the same rights as any other living creature. Last I checked, this is Texas, and alligators are an indigenous species, and this is not the first time the Floresville... More ›

larry dossler  
floresville, TX  
June 10 at 12:04pm
Why couldn't the animal be taken to the Refugio - goliad prarie? It's not that far? They maintain Gators there, and are legally hunted there as well. Since the Guadalupe and sanantonio river go thru there, it's possible, the... More ›

Law West of the Pecos  
June 9 at 9:17pm
T-Bone, shut up!!!!!

T-Bone Pickens  
June 9 at 7:17pm
Joann - Jim Miller's radius of fault is only 12.5 miles in radius around Floresville. So yes, this would fall within that radius of fault.

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