Alligator Goes on Vacation from Louisiana to Texas

An alligator found relaxing on a Texas beach this week was apparently on vacation -- visiting from Louisiana!

How do they know he was on vacation? And from Louisiana?!

Well, Animal experts with the Padre Island National Seashore say the very same gator had been spotted recently in Lousiana. They believe it swam to the Malaquite Beach area through the Gulf of Mexico.

"After consulting with our partners at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the animal was transported to a rehabilitation facility to recover from its long journey," a statement released by the organization read.

While alligators are freshwater creatures, the National Ocean Service says they actually can survive in saltwater -- but only for brief periods of time.

Read the full report on UPI News.

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