SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Authorities find a wild alligator along Padre Boulevard in South Padre Island. The four-foot long American alligator was found early Sunday morning near the entrance of the destination city right across the KOA Holiday. It was found motionless near the side of the road when wildlife experts were called in to pick up the nuisance animal.
According to the SPI Nature and Alligator Sanctuary, unlike wild gators, nuisance gators lose their fear to humans and could be come dangerous when approached.
Britney Marchan, environmental educator, “In this situation he was not far away from any people. He was very close to people. Alligators when they’re still they look like a statue. People get confused and try to approach them. That’s the last thing anyone wants to happen.”
The gator was affectionately named “Brooks” after some of the people that found it. He will spend the rest of his life in captivity at the Alligator sanctuary.