(Update 30/7/06 - Thanks to Lee) - http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2004/r04-073.html
This picture was taken by a KTBS helicopter flying over Lake Conroe! (For those of you who are not local, Lake Conroe is in Conroe, TX.) That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth! Are you ready to go skiing on Lake Conroe?! If you ski at the west end of the lake -- try not to fall.
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 06:14:24 -0500
This alligator was found between Athens and Palestine, Texas near a house. How would you like to meet this fella in the dark? Never let it be said that we don't grow them big in Texas.
Game wardens were forced to shoot the alligator- guess he wouldn't cooperate...
Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.
Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations. "I didn't believe it," Charles Rogers said. Friday they realized the stories were, if anything, understated. Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast
Joe Goff, 6'5" tall, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past a 23-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed in their back yard.