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Alligator traveled from Louisiana to Padre Island National Seashore

Alligator traveled from Louisiana to Padre Island National Seashore

May 26, 2021
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There’s been an unusual sighting at Padre Island National Seashore. On Monday, PINS said a young American alligator from Lousiana ended up on its beach shores near Malaquite Beach. In a Facebook post, PINS officials wrote tags on the reptile’s feet showed it came from another state. READ ALSO: […]

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There's been an unusual sighting at Padre Island National Seashore.

On Monday, PINS said a young American alligator from Lousiana ended up on its beach shores near Malaquite Beach. In a Facebook post, PINS officials wrote tags on the reptile's feet showed it came from another state.

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After consulting with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, PINS transported the animal to a rehabilitation facility to recover from its long journey, the post stated.

While alligators are primarily freshwater animals, they can tolerate saltwater for a few hours or even days, according to the National Ocean Service. Don't worry, you probably won't find them in the ocean, as they primarily stick to swampy areas, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.

Officials at PINS told MySA.com they don't usually see alligators ashore, and they believe it did travel by ocean but are not sure how or why. We reached out to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for more information.

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