Giant alligator caught on golf course in Fort Bend County

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FORT BEND COUNTY, TX - If a "Tiger" can play golf, what's wrong with alligators?   A 12-foot long, 700-pound reptile nicknamed "Chubbs" was caught on a golf course on Wednesday.  It looks like his dream of putting on fancy gloves, wearing Lacoste polos and mingling with wealthy sharks took him all the way to River Pointe Golf Course in Richmond.   Unfortunately, he was not welcome.

"We called some professionals to come take him and give him a new home somewhere else away from golfers," said River Pointe Golf Course employee Mary Lopez.

At first, golfers looked at him weird.  Then they tried to approach Chubbs for selflies.  Truly a smart move, and that's when the Gator Squad got a call.

"He was just hanging out being a gator, but he was standing his ground, letting golfers get in too close to him," expressed alligator catcher Christy Kroboth, someone who wrestles with danger day in and day out to keep the Bayou City area safe.

"Once the rope was around his neck he went into total defense mode, started dead rolling, took off into the water and tried to give me a swim with him," Kroboth laughed.  And that was it for our friend.  Now, he's heading back to where he belongs, with his peeps.

"Chubbs is gonna be relocated to a farm in El Campo, Texas," she concluded.  And for Christy and the rest of the Gator Squad, off they go to new adventures.

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