8-foot alligator blocks front doorstep of north Harris County home, Pct. 4 says

The alligator was found blocking the doorsteps of a northeast Harris County home

An “unwanted guest” is blocking the front doorstep of a north Harris County home Monday afternoon, Harris County Pct. 4 said.

According to Mark Herman with Pct. 4, deputies arrived in the 19700 block of Bolton Bridge Lane near Kenswick Drive and found the 8-foot alligator.

Photos from Pct. 4′s Facebook page showed the gator tied up in blue duct tape and bungee cords.

HAPPENING NOW! Constable Deputies responded to the 19700 block of Bolton Bridge Lane in reference to an unwanted...

Posted by Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on Monday, May 2, 2022

“I’ve only seen a snake once,” said homeowner Jody White. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

White and his girlfriend, Tami Tanner, said they had just returned home from vacation when Tanner made the discovery as she went to open the garage door.

“She walked inside and when she did, he hissed and spun around and hit her with his tail,” White said. “Knocked her from out here.”

Tanner said she fell to the ground and had some swelling so she went to the hospital to get checked out.

The couple said they don’t know where the gator came from or how long it was there.

Texas Parks and Wildlife went to the home and relocated the gator back to its natural habitat.


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