You all know I would love to have an alligator but it is illegal to have an alligator as a pet in Texas. However, it is not illegal to own a Caiman  Alligator. One neighborhood got quite a show yesterday when an alligator was spotted underneath a car at the Airline Mobile Home Park.

According to the Midland County Sherriff's Office:

A RARE SIGHT👀
An American Alligator in Midland County! 🐊
Today, The Midland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 12:22 pm at Airline Mobile Home and RV Park.
The complainant found the alligator under his car. Deputy Rodriguez responded and the Alligator was safely “taken into custody”.
Dr. Tommy Wilson, with A to Z Veterinary has a contract with the local Game Warden. The Alligator will be in his care until it’s released to a Game Warden. We’re hoping a possible owner calls to claim our friend that’s obviously lost in the desert 🌵
Alligators ask lots of questions, they'd make great interri-gators. Their teeth are pretty intimidating if you ask us. However, we don’t think this guy will be joining the MCSO staff anytime soon.
Not something you see every day in Midland County.   According to the comments on MCSO Facebook page, someone did claim the little fella and informed the sheriff's office that the gator in question was actually a caiman alligator and it was his son's pet.
Being the alligator expert that I am you can look and see that this is not an American alligator. You an tell by it's coloring and the shape of his nose.
I would love to have an alligator but it is illegal to have an alligator as a pet in Texas. However, it is not illegal to own a Caiman  Alligator. They are considered exotic animals that you can legally own in Texas.
Don't worry, an alligator is not something that you have to look out for, they are not native here. This was an isolated incident of someone's pet just exploring the outdoors
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