What's in Your Garage?

@nanette64 (15553)
Fairfield, Texas
August 13, 2016 10:07am CST
Imagine coming home, opening the garage door and seeing a 9'-300 pound alligator. That's exactly what happened to Doug Dallmer in Fulshear, Texas yesterday. Now mind you, this isn't a pet that Mr. Dallmer had raised from birth and he can't even figure out how it got inside the garage.
Cameras roll as crews struggle to remove huge 300-pound alligator from Texas man's garage. KPRC's Brandon Walker reports.
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@much2say (37498)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Oh my! We have only found a little lizard in our garage at best.
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
Funny you should mention that @much2say , a little Gecko tried to get in through my back door yesterday.
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@much2say (37498)
• United States
14 Aug 16
@nanette64 How cute! And surely it wasn't the size of an alligator .
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@Corbin5 (89206)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Well Sis, I think you, and I would have freaked out at that visitor even though we are definitely animal folks!! Yikes! How are you feeling these days my friend? Are the critters doing well?
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
Yeah, I think if I saw one in my stock pond, I'd be running faster than an Olympic Athlete @Corbin5 . An Olympic record would be broken. I'm still breathin'. I strained my back last Saturday hauling water buckets but it's okay now. These temps of over 100 and heat index close to 110 is a royal pain. I'll be taking the 2 Siamese boys in for a snip-snip (neuter) on the 17th. Good thing too 'cause they're showing a little too much interest in their 2 sisters and Momma.
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@Corbin5 (89206)
• United States
14 Aug 16
@nanette64 My sister and I have the back thing too. I have a back brace that I should wear when I do the heavy lifting, and so does Sis, but it is such a hassle to wear that thing. Hot and humid here too. Good luck to the Siamese boys; gotta save the sisters and Momma! So glad you are doing pretty well. Hugs!
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Aug 16
@Corbin5 Yeah, I wear the Tommy Copper back brace sometimes. I like it. Much more maneuverability but you get great support. I was shocked that it only cost $19.99. Thanks, I'm hanging in there.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
That's scary! The most scary thing was finding a raccoon. Then my dad had to carefully shoo it out after the raccoon made a mess in the garage , knocked down boxes and what not
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
I have about 18 raccoon's @infatuatedbby but they come up in the front yard to eat dinner every night.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@nanette64 Wow that's scary! It's not common where I live.
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@FourWalls (11425)
• United States
13 Aug 16
The gator swallowed the garage door opener? A Texas Tech fan playing a prank on a University of Florida fan? Kidding, of course. I lived in Florida for seven years and never saw a gator in the wild. I really didn't know they migrated to Texas (Louisiana, I can see, but Texas is a big state with lots of dry land!). Looking at the map, though, Fulshear is near Houston, and they've had lots of rain lately, so some gators may have made their way from Louisiana or the Gulf.
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
Wow, that's a shock you never saw one while in Florida @FourWalls . I just hope this critter don't make it's way up I-45 to my place.
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@FourWalls (11425)
• United States
13 Aug 16
@nanette64 -- to be fair, I was young (teenage) most of that time (the last two years was in the Navy), and my parents didn't let me go anywhere by myself where I was likely to run into one. And, I lived pretty citified the entire time (Daytona Beach and Jacksonville).
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@LadyDuck (131416)
• Switzerland
16 Aug 16
This would be scary, I am glad that there are no alligators in Switzerland.
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Aug 16
Yeah, no kidding @LadyDuck .
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@shaggin (32924)
• United States
15 Aug 16
That would scare me and then awe me. I would quickly the shut the door and scream from being startled would be my first reaction. Then I'd probably go get my camera.
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Aug 16
Yeah, no kidding @shaggin , me too.
@amadeo (54152)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Sorry,have not the privilege to have a garage.
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
Me either @amadeo . That's probably a good thing.
@Macarrosel (7598)
• Philippines
13 Aug 16
OMG! Well, it won't happen here for we don't have alligators in our place..
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
Really @Macarrosel ? I would think there'd be some around that area.
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Aug 16
That would be a shock I could do without!
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
I had a little Gecko try to get in the back door yesterday, but an alligator? I don't think so @JamesHxstatic .
• United States
13 Aug 16
Yikes! that's certainly not something I'd want to find in my garage
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@nanette64 (15553)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Aug 16
I'm glad I don't have a garage @Marilynda1225 considering all the different types of critters I've got here at my place. But an alligator? Oye Vay!
@marlina (66680)
• Canada
21 Aug 16
I would freak out if I find a beast in our garage.
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• United States
21 Aug 16
there could be one'n our garages 'n i'd ne'er know 't, lol.
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@jaboUK (52062)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 16
I'm glad I don't live anywhere that's likely to happen!
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
13 Aug 16
Must have been a terrible shock for them.
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