Dozens of alligators are on the loose after floodwater from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated a Texas city

Business Insider | 3/8/2018 | Lauren Frias
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The Washington Post reported that dozens of alligators went missing from Gator Country, a rescue alligator sanctuary, after Imelda dumped 43 inches of rain along the Texas coast.

Big Tex, a 14-foot, 1,000 pound alligator, and three dozen other gators went missing from their pens as the sanctuary was inundated by a torrential downpour. Big Tex was found near a pond on the sanctuary's 15-acre property on Friday afternoon.

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The sanctuary still remains at only 80 percent capacity, The Post reported. Warner told The Post that the missing gators are "mostly just three-, four- and five-footers."

Apart from missing alligators, Tropical Depression Imelda largely impacted the day-to-day life of many residents along the Texas coast, as waters from the storm flooded homes and streets.

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As the floodwater of Tropical Depression Imelda receded earlier this week, residents of Beaumont, Texas, are finding all kinds of debris around the city, which could include dozens of alligators.

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The Washington Post reported that dozens of alligators went missing from Gator Country, a rescue alligator sanctuary — including the nation's largest captive alligator — after Imelda dumped 43 inches of rain along the Texas coast.

Big Tex, a 14-foot, 1,000 pound alligator, and three dozen other gators went missing from their pens as the sanctuary was inundated by torrential downpour.

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"We were unsure [Big Tex] had even escaped," Jon...
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