Record 900-pound alligator captured in Texas

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BEAUMONT, Texas -- A wildlife park in Texas said it captured the largest alligator ever in the Texas.

The 900-pound beast was caught on in Champion Lake in the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Dayton.

Park employees were called to get the alligator after reports it had been showing up at a boat ramp.

The alligator was later released into the park, whose owner said the capture actually saved the animal.

"At 13 feet, 8 inches long, that's an amazing animal, and now, since we showed up, we didn't kill him, we brought him back live so he can live out the rest of his life here and other folks can come and enjoy," Gator Country owner Gary Saurage said.

The park owner is asking the public to help him come up with a name for gator, but it has since been named Big Tex.

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