800-pound alligator found at Houston-area shopping center | Inquirer News

800-pound alligator found at Houston-area shopping center

/ 10:27 AM November 10, 2015
A female dental hygienist ties the mouth of alligator "Godzilla" found at the parking lot of a shopping mall in Houston, Texas. SCREENGRAB FROM ABC NEWS' VIDEO

A female dental hygienist ties the mouth of alligator “Godzilla” found at the parking lot of a shopping mall in Houston, Texas. SCREENGRAB FROM ABC NEWS’ VIDEO

SUGAR LAND, Texas— An alligator dubbed Godzilla who tips the scales at more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) is being taken to a gator reserve to live out its days, after being found wandering outside a Houston-area shopping center.

Godzilla was discovered Saturday by people arriving for work at the center in Sugar Land. It’s believed he wandered over to the plaza from a nearby creek.

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Christy Kroboth is licensed by the state as a “nuisance alligator trapper.” She was called to help subdue Godzilla and cart him away.

She says once he was muzzled and restrained, a forklift was borrowed from Home Depot to load him onto a truck.

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Kroboth says Godzilla is blind in one eye and has only partial sight in the other. He’s going to the reserve for his safety.

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