Fulshear, Texas — A Texas homeowner got quite a scare when he opened his garage door and saw a nearly 9-foot, 300-pound alligator staring at him.
“It was a little nerve-wracking,” said Doug Dallmer, who encountered the gator in his home Thursday. “… I backed off really quickly and tried not to panic, but it was difficult.”
Dallmer called police after he got over the shock, but when gator wranglers arrived, they had a difficult time subduing it. The rowdy reptile broke their pole and knocked over shelves as it thrashed about in the garage.
“It’s a big one,” Fulshear Police Department Capt. Mike McCoy said. “We were surprised by how big it was.”
They were eventually able to calm the gator down, tie it up and remove it from the residence.