Alligator Rescued from SPI Golf Course

10 months 2 days 19 hours ago Friday, August 02 2019 Aug 2, 2019 August 02, 2019 2:53 PM August 02, 2019 in News - Local

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – The South Padre Island Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary Gator Rescue Team rescued an alligator from a golf course.

They responded to a nuisance alligator call from residents in Laguna Vista.

They said they felt threatened when the juvenile alligator would approach the water’s edge every time they neared their backyard pond.

The alligator had obviously been fed by people before and had lost its natural fear of humans, making it a dangerous to residents and pets.

The rescue team was able to capture the alligator and found that it had a cord tied tight around its neck that had dug into its skin.

At some point in the alligator’s life, someone tied the cord around its neck, and as the alligator grew the cord eventually started to strangle the gator to the point where it had cut into its neck.

The cord was cut and the alligator, now named “Dundee”, is currently recovering at the Nature Center.

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