Raw: 10-foot gator on the East Freeway feeder

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by The Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Updated Thursday, May 27 at 12:59 PM

HOUSTON -- A 10-foot-long alligator that apparently crawled from a bayou and onto an Interstate 10 service road in Houston would not budge and had to be euthanized by a game warden.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Maj. William Skeen says the alligator discovered early Thursday "was too big to move, too dangerous."

Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says officers responded to a call about a large alligator on a road. Video of the creature showed several Houston police squad cars were used to form a barrier around the gator.

Skeen told The Associated Press that a game warden was injured about month ago, suffering a broken nose and losing some teeth, while trying to move a large alligator. The animal in that case also had to be shot and killed.

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