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Texas Matters: The Alligators Of Texas

Sep 16, 2016

An American Alligator in Texas - from the book "Alligators of Texas" written by Louise Hayes.
Credit Philippe Henry

When people talk about the great American Alligator they most likely are thinking of the creatures in the Swamps of Louisiana or the everglades of Florida – but Texas has it’s gators too.

In Texas alligators can be found in 120 counties. And with the Human population in Texas expanding – encounters between people and alligators are on the increase. This produces the potential for dangerous situations.

But Louise Hayes says we don’t need to fear the gator but we do need to respect him.

She has written the new book "Alligators of Texas." It’s published by Texas A&M University Press.