Authorities direct cyclists, pedestrians around road gators in Texas

By Ben Hooper
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April 18 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in Texas directed traffic around a 12-foot alligator sitting in a crosswalk and later helped another gator cross a road.

Fort Bend EMS responders helping with crowd control at Brazos Bend State Park, which sees a high number of human visitors during the Easter holiday weekend, were photographed Friday directing cyclists past a 12-foot gator that decided to lounge right next to a crosswalk.


Texas Parks and Wildlife shared a photo the next day of an alligator, which may or may not have been the same gator, crossing a road under the protection of emergency responders.

Parks and Wildlife officials recommend alligator fans remain at least 30 feet away from the reptiles when observing them, as they can be faster than they appear.

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