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7/22/06-Cherokee County

Dead Alligator Found In East Texas Lake

It looked like a scene out of Florida, but this reptile was found right here in an East Texas lake.   Residents in the Eastdale Subdivision near a private lake called Lake Laurie found a dead alligator floating in the lake.

Those that live nearby say the seven-foot gator got its head stuck in some wire and strangled to death. It drew quite a crowd earlier today. 

Many stopped by to take pictures. Some residents decided to pull out the teeth as a souvenir.   Residents say they've seen alligators in the lake before, but never one so up close.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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