Neighborhood rallies to save local alligator in Fort Bend

KATY, Texas — With the vicious election season winding down, everyone is probably sick of seeing candidate yard signs.

But one Fort Bend neighborhood is displaying a sweeter message.

Thor is an 8-foot alligator that calls the Firethorne retention pond in Katy home.

An unlikely neighbor, he doesn't scare these Texans though! He's been embraced by the residents of Firethorne. After being hooked by a nuisance hunter, Thor was freed from the line by an upset resident. That's when others in the neighborhood decided to take action!

Residents set up a Go Fund Me page in order to find their scaly friend a new home.

The Fort Bend Municipal Utilities District, which hired the gator hunter, eventually agreed to have Thor relocated instead of killed after receiving numerous complaints from concern residents.

The Gator Squad, which catches giant reptiles humanely, was called in to wrangle Thor.

Looks like for this neighborhood, alligator boots and belts are out and compassion is in!