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The story of the alligator who lived over 20 years in the backyard of a house in Texas

Surprisingly, an alligator was found in the backyard of a home located in Texas, in early March 2023.

The owner of the house in question had kept the animal in her private space for more than twenty years, which turned out to be unsuitable with respect to the size of the alligator.

Upon discovery, the relevant authorities promptly moved in and surprisingly revealed that the alligator had in fact been kept illegally. The animal was promptly relocated to a place more suited to its needs, and now the woman faces a fine.

The news was reported through a video posted on March 6, 2023 on Facebook by Texas Game Wardens. (foxnews.com)

Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
The story of the (seized) alligator who lived over 20 years in a woman's backyard in Texas
Surprisingly, an alligator was found in the backyard of a home located in Texas in early March 2023. The owner of the home in question had kept the animal in her private space for more than twenty years, which turned out to be unsuitable for the size of the alligator. Following the discovery, the relevant authorities promptly moved in and surprisingly revealed that the alligator had in fact been kept illegally: the animal was promptly relocated to a place more suited to its needs. The news was reported through a video posted on March 6, 2023 on Facebook by Texas Game Wardens. (foxnews.com)
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
The incredible discovery
An alligator that had been living in a woman's backyard for more than 20 years was discovered in Texas. The animal was promptly impounded and moved to a suitable location, officials report. The news was reported through a video posted March 6, 2023 on Facebook by Texas Game Wardens.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
How could this happen?
As reported by Fox News, the spokesperson for the incident reported that the woman would likely have taken the newly hatched alligator, or even the egg, while serving as a volunteer at the Animal World & Snake Farm many years earlier.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
The alligator
The alligator was found not far from the zoo, about 50 miles away, in the backyard of the home of a woman who was reportedly probably a volunteer at the Animal World & Snake Farm. The alligator was found in excellent conditions, healthy and well cared for, but the woman who had cared for it for so many years did not have the proper permits. The animal was measured and is nearly 8 feet (2.5 meters) long.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
Transfer
As reported in the description of the video posted on Facebook by Texas Game Wardens, the transfer was attended by teams from Animal World and Snake Farm.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
The woman could not detain the alligator
The alligator was seized even though Texas law allows people to breed alligators. In fact, according to state law, this is only possible if these animals are kept for zoological reasons (source: KSAT-TV). Apparently, however, the woman who kept the alligator did not have the proper permits to keep it. In addition, the alligator was too large compared to the space provided by the woman.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
Where is it now
The alligator, promptly seized, was transferred to the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo where it was placed in its new alligator group: here it will live for the rest of its life.
Texas Game Wardens (freeze-frame from facebook channel's video)
Consequences
The woman who kept the alligator could be fined up to $1,000 because of illegal possession. As for any charges for the theft of the egg (or the newly hatched alligator) decades earlier, the statute of limitations has passed, so the charges are no longer valid.
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26/02/2024
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