A Swamplot reader sends in these pics of a reptilian Houstonian out for a morning swim in the recently replenished waters of Brays Bayou from shortly after 10 am today. Also included: a handy locator map, so any follow-on spotters of the same alligator might be able to compute distance traveled, and perhaps mileage and calories burned as well.
The scene: The intersection of Brays Bayou and Country Club Bayou, at the edge of the Gus Wortham Golf Course.
Photos: Swamplot inbox
Alligators of the East End
I’m surprised he can’t just walk across that water with all of the balls that I’ve put in that inlet on #7.
Residents in the path of this gator include:
10:15 am Lawndale/Wayside
10:35 am Forest Lawn
1100 am Gulfgate/Pine Valley
1130 am MacGregor Park
Stay tuned to Swamplot for timely updates on this threat.
FiveThirtyEight says that zip code is urban. I wonder what the alligator density is for suburban zip codes?
I need a location update, quick, like a scalded cat. That ‘gator is gonna make a fine pair of boots.
not far from my home, i could use a new pair of boots!
I still don’t know where people get alligator boots, I’ve killed many gators in my life and haven’t seen a single one of them wearing boots my size.
That’s what I would call a ‘water hazard’
Gators can run faster that humans, but they can’t turn their little paddle legs very quickly. This is good to know if you’re being chased: run in zig zags.
yes ‘gators live here as well as all the way up the Trinity into Dallas. They’re afraid of loud, bumbling humans so we don’t need to be afraid of them.
sad to know all some folks see in this animal is its killing and ripping of its skin to decorate as footwear. truly the bottom of the barrel in humanity.
It was a joke, Tony. Lighten up. Now go hug a gator. ;p