Alligator captured from Pinehurst water and sewer plant
Emergency officials in Pinehurst called on Gary Saurage on Tuesday morning to capture an alligator found in the retention pond at the city's water and sewer plant.
The gator was discovered by city administrator Robbie Hood, Pinehurst officials said in a news release.
Texas Parks and Wildlife referred city officials to Saurage, owner of Gator Country in Beaumont, since he is certified to deal with nuisance animals like gators.
Saurage quickly sent his people to the plant and they were able to capture the alligator. It was removed and brought to a state approved facility.
Here's more from the city:
The alligator, seen sitting on the bank of the retention pond may not be the one captured as it appears to be bigger in stature so City of Pinehurst workers will be taking extra precautions until all alligators are located and removed. Incidentally, the “gator hunters” arrived shortly after capturing another gator from an unknown location. That gator was waiting patiently in the back seat of their truck. If you see an alligator, in a populated area and are concerned about its presence, you should contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at (281)842-0100