They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and for parking lot alligators that appears to be true.

Alligator captured in Texas parking lot.

Alligator. Image by Ryan Somma / CC BY-SA 2.0

A 12ft-long alligator was captured in the parking lot of the First Colony Commons Shopping Center in Sugar Land, Texas. The trapper who was called out to take care of the wayward reptile said the animal was ‘lost.’ A forklift was called in to lift the 800lb animal onto a truck, which took it to a nearby alligator sanctuary. Read more: