Just how tough and efficient is the security at the Signature Point Apartments off Marina Bay Dr. in League City? Last week a visitor that showed up in front of the leasing office was detained for several hours by authorities and then put to death. The visitor had been found earlier in the month in a complex parking lot fronting a canal connected to Clear Lake.
That time, game wardens trapped and released the 7-foot-long alligator into the canal it had crawled from. But they began to suspect apartment residents were feeding the animal, and tried a different strategy on the next encounter:
[Apartment manager Susan] Cogbill said game wardens took the animal to a secluded area of the complex and shot it. Tanuz declined to comment how the animal was killed.
Game wardens did not move the alligator or release it into the water behind Signature Point because it was too comfortable around humans, [Galveston County game warden supervisor Capt. Edward] Tanuz said. Bayous across Galveston County are natural habitats for alligators, but they typically avoid humans, Tanuz said.
What a waste, huh? Oh, no:
The alligator’s carcass will not go to waste.
Parks and wildlife will sell the body to a processor for its meat and hide. Money from the sale goes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Residents were fascinated with the alligator, and it was unfortunate game wardens had no other option than to kill it, Cogbill said.
- Alligator killed at League City apartments and Alligator comes ashore at apartment complex [Galveston County Daily News]
- Explore Our Community [Signature Point Apartments]
Photos: Signature Point Apartments, 1 Signature Point Dr., League City