By CBSDFW.com Staff

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Drivers on a southeast Texas bridge caught a glimpse of something you don’t normally see on a highway. Crews on Wednesday worked to wrangle an alligator that appeared to be causing traffic issues.

The situation happened on Highway 146 on the Fred Hartman Bridge that connects Baytown and La Porte, just east of Houston.

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KTRK-TV reported that Harris County deputies, Baytown police and animal control worked to remove the 8-foot-long animal that was on the shoulder of the highway.

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It took some work to remove the alligator as it became uncooperative. Eventually, it was brought under control and loaded onto a vehicle.

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The animal was released on a grassy bank, where it went into the waters of the bay.

CBSDFW.com Staff