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Dead Alligator Found on Shores of Lake Travis

Photo courtesy of the LCRA.
A spokesperson for LCRA said this was the first alligator to be found in the lake.

Remember those urban legends about about alligators in the sewers?

How about 'gators in Lake Travis?

A fisherman came across a dead alligator on the shores of Lake Travis Tuesday. A spokesperson for the LCRA said the creature measured three to four feet in length (other reports put its size at six feet). It looked as though it was struck by a boat propeller.The creature is not native to the area,  according to the spokesperson, who speculated that it may have been released into the wild. 

While alligators are few and far between here in Central Texas, they are not altogether unheard of.

A twelve foot gator was shot in Bastrop earlier this year. It is illegal to shoot alligators in Travis and Bastrop Counties.