An enormous alligator got stuck in a concrete drainage earlier this month, luckily a crew of pipeline workers found it and rescue him before the huge reptile died.
The contractors who first saw him called Jefferson County Sheriff’s office to report the 9’8” animal, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Livestock Deputy Damon Bailey answered the call and along with the contractors and the game warden, they restrained the reptile and took him to J.D. Murphree Wildlife Refuge, in Jefferson County.
“The American alligator is the single most important reptile and predator on the Area with a population density likely not exceeded in any other site in Texas,” the wildlife refuge says.
According to the sheriff’s office, these kind of alligator encounters are not that uncommon and the team always work to get the animals to a safe spot, away from populated areas.
The sheriff’s office says alligators are frequently spotted in Jefferson County, and deputies try to get them to safety when they are near a neighborhood or busy road. “It’s all in a day’s work,” the sheriff’s office said.