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Alligator removed from Jones Lake
Lufkin, TX

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.


Large 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.



Jessica Pebsworth

Communications Director

City of Lufkin