PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Park rangers at Padre Island National Seashore were recently greeted by an unusual visitor on the beach.
In an image posted on their Facebook page on Monday, a young American alligator was found on the shoreline of Malaquite Beach, near Padre Island.
The alligator had tags and a tail notch, and it was identified as an alligator from Louisiana, park officials said on Facebook.
Texas Parks and Wildlife were notified of the alligator and was transported to a rehabilitation facility to recover from its long journey, according to the post.
It is unknown how the gator is doing in terms of recovery.