Huge alligator stops traffic in Cleveland crossing highway

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A huge alligator measuring in at 11 feet, 6 inches was captured early Monday morning as it crossed US 59 near the SH 105 intersection in Cleveland, Texas; a short distance from a fast food restaurant called “Whataburger.” The alligator had been reported to police as it tried to cross the southbound lane of traffic when it was clipped by an 18-wheeler.

According to the Facebook page of Chance Ward, who assisted in rescuing cattle and horses from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey and a wildlife rescuer, assisted in removing the snarly gator when Sergeant Edwards with the Cleveland Police Department called.

“I have been fortunate to catch many animals alive in my life…Sergeant Edwards with Cleveland TX PD, other PD officers and the Cleveland Fire Department were such great help of stopping traffic and assistance.”

The gator was captured and placed on the flat bed of Ward’s truck, and off they went.

“Only in Texas will you get a Gator and Whataburger in the same picture,” Chance wrote.

Of course the gator was named – meet George who will be relocated with approval from the game warden.

Check out the video:

Posted by Chance Ward on Monday, April 30, 2018

(Photos and video of alligator via Chance Ward)

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