BEAUMONT, Texas, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A Texas alligator rescue said the record-breaking 13-foot, 8-inch gator caught this week has a new home and a new name: Big Tex.
Gary Saurage, owner of Gator County in Beaumont, said the state record-breaking alligator he and his team captured earlier this week in Champion Lake, north of Wallisville, is settling into his new habitat a the rescue center.
Saurage posted a video to Facebook showing the alligator swimming around in his private pond enclosure.
The video featured Saurage announcing the name chosen by the group's Facebook fans: Big Tex.
"Just an incredible animal," Saurage says in the video.