ALLIGATOR REMOVAL: A seven-and-a-half-foot alligator was removed from Jones Lake last night.
The alligator’s presence was brought to
city officials’ attention earlier this month. The alligator had become a
concern because it did not appear to fear humans, coming close to
walking trails and the lakeshore. City officials
consulted Texas Parks & Wildlife on the matter and the alligator
was recommended for relocation.
A trapper was contacted, and he safely relocated the alligator following three attempts to capture it.
Jones Lake and nearby Ellen Trout Lake
are known to house alligators occasionally as they are connected to the
Angelina River through a series of small creeks.
alligators at city parks can be reported to Lufkin Parks &
Recreation during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 936-633-0250.
After hours issues can be reported to the city’s non-emergency
number at 936-633-0356. For aggressive alligators, always call 911.
City of Lufkin