Residents of a van park in West Texas had an amazing new neighbor, at least for a short time.
Man went out to his a car in a mobile home park in Midland, Texas, on Sunday, May 29, to find an American alligator hiding under it, a statement from the Midland County Sheriff said.
Deputies responded and the reptile was “taken into custody”, the report said.
The sheriff’s office posted photos of the “arrest”, prompting a series of comments from shocked Facebook users.
“What the hell!” written by Erica Miller. “It’s crazy!”
“That’s what I said too!” The sheriff’s office replied.
American alligators found in the United States from North Carolina to the Rio Grande in Texas, according to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo Institute of Conservation Biology.
Midland is located about 300 miles west of Fort Worth.
According to the sheriff’s office, the vet took the alligator to a local warden.
“We hope the potential owner will call and demand our friend, who is clearly lost in the desert!” This was written in the sheriff’s office on Facebook.