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Authorities nab gator found in Longview bathtub

The alligator was found in a bathtub at a home in Longview. (Source: Longview Police Department) The alligator was found in a bathtub at a home in Longview. (Source: Longview Police Department)
The gator will eventually be released into the wild. (Source: Longview Police Department) The gator will eventually be released into the wild. (Source: Longview Police Department)
Authorities are working with the Caldwell Zoo to determine the age of the gator. (Source: Longview Police Department) Authorities are working with the Caldwell Zoo to determine the age of the gator. (Source: Longview Police Department)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Animal control officers and game wardens nabbed an alligator from a house in Longview after tips led them to the residence.

Longview police say the alligator was found in a bathtub at the home. Without a proper permit, it's against the law to keep an alligator as a pet.

Authorities are working with Caldwell Zoo to determine the age of the alligator. The reptile is in the custody of game wardens and animal control officers until the investigation is complete.

The gator will eventually be released into the wild.

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