By Staff

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police officers with the Fulshear Police Department wrangled a large alligator dubbed “Godzilla” from a neighborhood on the western edge of the Houston, The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Despite their ability to kill prey similar to or larger than humans in size and their commonness in an areas of dense human settlement, American alligators rarely prey upon people.(credit: Fulshear Police Department)

“Nothing like a little, rather big, alligator excitement to end the night shift and begin the dayshift,” the department shared on their Facebook page.

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Two officers, Officer Stewart and Officer Nickey Braly were two of five who took part in the gator rescue. Godzilla had managed to creep far from the polishing pond on West Cross Creek Bend. It had a bit of blood on its mouth, but wasn’t hurt.

Police said it may have been from an early morning meal or from the nearby fence, adding “only the alligator’s ego was hurt.”

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Officer Braly looped a rope around the alligator’s neck and helped pulled the big fella back to a nearby lake where he’s doing just fine.



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