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'Gator Squad' Nabs Massive Alligator On Texas Golf Course

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RICHMOND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A massive alligator hanging out on a golf course about 30 miles southwest from Houston has been caught by two local wranglers.

The reptilian situation happened in Richmond, Texas where the River Pointe Golf Club management contacted licensed Alligator Nuisance Control Hunters Christy Kroboth and Chris Stephens for help Wednesday.

The pair, called the "Gator Squad," has made a name for themselves after helping capture another gator at a Sugar Land shopping center and one underneath a student's vehicle at a Richmond high school. They nabbed the most recent gator on the course's 17th hole.

Golfers stopped their cart and took photos as the partners tried to reel it out of a pond.

Kroboth says the 12-foot alligator weighs somewhere between 600 and 800 pounds. The pair thinks the alligator came from the Brazos River.

The gator wranglers will likely relocate the alligator to Janik Alligators in El Campo.

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