Early Wednesday morning, a man who was fishing in Galveston Bay says he was dangling his feet off of the Pelican Bay pier when a very large gator swam by. Now the fisherman is concerned about the children and adults who swim and kayak in that area.
“I was catching and releasing fish,” he said.
The only difference, it was about two o’clock in the morning as he dangled his feet off the pier. And at that hour, a loud splash didn’t quite seem right.
“The size of the splash sounded almost like a lab jumping into the bay,” Clark said.
After that, Clark was the one doing the jumping as he saw an alligator cruising by.
“He could have had dinner or early breakfast this morning,” Clark said.
The people who live in this woods on the bay area say they’ve never seen an alligator here.
“Down the coast is Sylvan Beach, which has a beachfront and kids come from all over to swim, we need him somewhere else,” Clark said.
And there is concern someone in the neighborhood may be tossing food to him in the salty water.