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Old 09-26-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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They found an Alligator in Lake Lewisville outside of Dallas.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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lol - when I was attending UH-Clear Lake, I went to my car after class and there was a baby one - about 3 feet long on the pavement in the parking space next to mine. Didn't notice it right away because I was pre-occupied but as I got in the car and turned to close the door I saw it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Have there been any alligators sighted in Lake Windcrest in Magnolia
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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I used to see them all the time at Willow Fork CC in Katy. Up until the drought this past summer. They moved on to somewhere else, I guess? I wonder if they'll be back now that there is water in the lakes again.

There was a 10+ foot gator often hanging out in and around the lake between the 9th and 18th holes last year. Really close to homes.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Gators go in to salt water to get rid of parecites about this time of the year i have seen pix & been told of gators going up on the beaches on galvaston island more on the bay side & by san luis pass
Are you talking about the Gulf side sandy beach at Galveston? Come on. That would cause an uproar and the installation of warning signs.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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All these encounters are from the past month

Alligators Popping up in Houston Area

Large Gator on Katy Service Road

Later, gator: Reptilian roadblock turns heads along Beltway

Gator caught near elementary school

photo from 2010
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Ok, you must think I'm nuts, but this is an issue in Florida. With suburbs going further out and the prevalence of canals, small lakes, these toothy ba$tard$ are in fact there...and every once in a while, there are run-ins with humans. (There's a current thread under "Florida.")

Now, I've seen the map of the alligator population and it does extend to Texas. Also, Houston is called The Bayou City.

That being said, how far does one have to go from Houston metro before alligators in small bodies of fresh water become sort of a "given?" Or, in fresh water, such as creeks and lakes, are they removed and relocated as the population starts to encroach into the hinterlands?
Really the only areas of Houston you have to worry about alligators is towards the southwest, south, southeast and east of the city where the land is somewhat "swampier". Although, the closer you are to bayous the greater the chance you have to run into alligators.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Cypress
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Really the only areas of Houston you have to worry about alligators is towards the southwest, south, southeast and east of the city where the land is somewhat "swampier". Although, the closer you are to bayous the greater the chance you have to run into alligators.
We have seen several alligators in the man made lakes in our community, (Bridgeland, Cypress)
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Beach City Texas
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Out in Cove/Beach City (8 miles east of Baytown), they are as common as mosquitoes. They sit behind the upscale housing developments basking out in the sun. They come up to 3 miles inland in the ditches along the roads of Plantation on Cotton Bayou & RWJ Airpark. If you loose a small pet most people around here will tell you to looking in the nearest Alligator pit. Those people inland and in other parts of Houston need to get a grip and realize that all of Houston was once a swap so all of Houston is fair game for an alligator habitat. All you have to do is watch your children and everything will be fine.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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We have seen several alligators in the man made lakes in our community, (Bridgeland, Cypress)
So even "The Woodlands" doesn't have an alligator exemption then.
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