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Thursday, March 10, 2011
700 Pound Texas Gator Killed Outside Bastrop
A near 700 pound alligator was found dead on Wilbarger Creek near Bastrop Texas. Poachers had shot the large gator that was almost 12 feet long out of season and were unable to get the monster out of the creek. The alligator was decaying when located by Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens. The skin and meat were not salvageable. The skull will be used for education or placed in a museum. An alligator this large is very uncommon for this part of the state. Tips from Facebook postings about the shooting have resulted in a suspect that Texas Game Wardens plan to charge with the illegal killing this week.