NEWS: Texas angler trapped in tree by angry alligator

A lone Texas angler found himself seeking refuge on top of a cypress tree after fleeing an angry alligator. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued the fisherman from his elevated …

A lone Texas angler found himself seeking refuge on top of a cypress tree after fleeing an angry alligator.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued the fisherman from his elevated perch in a daring nighttime operation after being alerted by the man’s fishing buddy, who had somehow escaped the hornery gator.

This image captured by the CCSO, the fisherman, standing bravely on a branch, awaited his release from the cypress tree. Despite the tense situation, he emerged unharmed, while the whereabouts of his unexpected reptilian visitor remained unknown.

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A close shave for this angler

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said the incident was a timely reminder to be alert for increased activity among alligators during the warmer months and the beginning of their mating season. With water levels rising due to recent rains potentially encroaching on these creatures’ habitats, residents were advised to remain cautious, showing prudence and respect when encountering the native wildlife of Chambers County.

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Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He's appeared in fishing movies, founded a successful fishing site and spends every spare moment on the water. He's into kayak fishing, ultralight lure fishing and pretty much any other kind of fishing out there.
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