Alligator found Wednesday along U.S. 59 in Cleveland

By Vanesa Brashier,

More proof that alligators are on the move this time of year came Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. when an 8-foot alligator had to be removed from the feeder road of U.S. 59 in Cleveland.

According to Liberty County Pct. 6 Constable John Joslin, the gator was reported to law enforcement after it was spotted by a passerby about a mile south of the Love’s truck stop on FM 2025 at U.S. 59.

Joslin said game wardens were unable to make it to the scene, so Wilderness Animal Control in New Caney was called upon to remove the alligator from the roadway.

“Alligators pose a risk for motorists. He could have caused a bad wreck on the freeway,” Joslin said. “It’s also a good idea to move them when they start coming too close to where people live and work.”

Capturing the alligator took a few minutes for the reptile wranglers. Joslin said the alligator then was relocated to a wilderness area in Anahuac.

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