Best Animal Rescue Story

Snappy the Alligator

The three-and-a-half-foot alligator was captured in Town Lake in May. He was destined for a private alligator farm when local citizens rallied to his aid and persuaded Texas Parks & Wildlife officials to send him to a wildlife sanctuary instead of risking that he'd ultimately end up in a restaurant or boot manufacturer. TP&WD report that Snappy is safe and happy where he will live wild and free.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Rd., 512/389-4800

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