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800-pound alligator found at Houston-area shopping center

800-pound alligator found at Houston-area shopping center

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — An alligator dubbed "Godzilla" and tipping the scales at more than 800 pounds was 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.

Christy Kroboth, licensed by the state as a "nuisance alligator trapper," was called to help subdue Godzilla and cart him away. She said once he was muzzled and restrained, a forklift was borrowed from Home Depot to load him onto a truck.

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