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Visitor alarms East Texas family

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas man found a surprising visitor when fixing fence around his family's property.

Tyler Blackmon was shocked when he found an alligator in the creek he had been working in all day. He told us the alligator was about 3 feet long.

When his step-grandfather called him over to see it, Blackmon said he couldn't believe it. But as his curiosity grew stronger, so did the danger of the situation.

"We caught him and picked him up by the tail and put him on the bank to see if he was still alive, then he bit my dog. Once we got him loose from my dog, we put him back in the water and turned him loose," he told us.

Blackmon said his dog was not injured, but he has been staying away from the creek since the incident.

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