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900 pound neighbor gets new home

By Lynn Mitchell

Marshall, TX (KLTV) - Walter is his name: a 48-year old alligator adopted by a local family when it was just two years old. The gator has been living in a back yard in Marshall for 46 years. Friday, the dear old friend moved to a new home - all 900 pounds of him. Click on the video in the upper right-hand corner of this page to watch KLTV photojournalist Lynn Mitchell's story. The gator is safe and making new friends. He is now living in a 22-foot pond at the East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park in Canton. He is meeting other alligators for the first time.

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