November 9, 2015 6:34 pm

Woman wrangles 800-pound alligator named ‘Godzilla’ outside Texas mall


SUGAR LAND, Texas – An alligator dubbed “Godzilla” and tipping the scales at more than 360 kilograms is being taken to a gator reserve to live out its days, after being found wandering outside a Houston-area shopping centre.

Godzilla was discovered Saturday by people arriving for work at the centre in Sugar Land.

It’s believed he wandered over to the plaza from a nearby creek.

Christy Kroboth, licensed by the state as a “nuisance alligator trapper,” 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.

Kroboth says Godzilla is blind in one eye, and has only partial sight in the other.

He will be released Monday at the reserve for his safety.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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