By Ken Molestina

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A 10 foot 2 inch long gator was pulled from the Trinity River just east of Downtown Fort Worth.

It took several Texas Game Wardens as well as an expert gator trapper known as “Gator Chris to do it.

For hours they wrestled with the alligator near the banks of the river before finally managing to get him out and on to dry land where he was tied up and measured.

Game Wardens say they had spotted him weeks ago but only now decided to pull him out because he got real close to people.

The trapper known as gator Chris said, “Without these wardens back here today we wouldn’t have caught this guy. He was very tough to catch. He is a big Gator you know, but with some patience we got him in.”

The gator which is believed to be blind will be relocated to a nearby animal sanctuary according to the Game Wardens.

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