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Texas Woman Wrestles 12-Foot, 800-Pound Gator in Shopping Center Parking Lot

On Saturday, a massive alligator was spotted in a parking of a shopping center in Sugar Land, Texas.

Authorities needed assistance, so they called up the gator-removal experts. Christy Krobroth, a petite dental hygienist and professional gator wrangler, arrived on the scene and gave everyone a clinic in wrestling gators.

According to CBS DFW, Krobroth is a member of the Gator Squad, an alligator removal team licensed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

“A lot of times when I show up on a call, it’s cops and mostly guys,” Kobroth told the station. “They’re like, ‘Texas Parks & Wildlife sent you?’ They kind of doubt me at first, until I really get them taped and ready to go.”

Krobroth successfully wrangled the 12-foot, 800-pound alligator, which is believed to be 50 years old and blind in one eye. The beast was so big that a forklift was required to move it.

One of the shopping center’s business owners, Beatrice Valdez, claimed this gator has been menacing the canal behind the shops for quite some time. “The ducks are now rejoicing!” wrote Valdez on Facebook.

Kobroth said the gator will be relocated to a sanctuary in Brazos Bend State Park where he’ll participate in a breeding program.

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Texas Woman Wrestles 12-Foot, 800-Pound Gator in Shopping Center Parking Lot