Please report any concerns regarding alligators or other wildlife to the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 47 Operator, Municipal District Services, at 281-290-6500.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department suggests the following rules to “Be Gator Safe!”:
- DO NOT feed, taunt, harass or attempt to move alligators. State law prohibits such actions.
- DO NOT approach baby alligators or a pile of rotting vegetation which could be an alligator nest.
- DO NOT allow small children or pets to play in or around water that may contain alligators.
- Dogs are more susceptible to being targeted by an alligator than people as they resemble natural prey. Keep dogs on leashes under adult control.
- Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn. Be alert when using the trails during this time.
- If an alligator stands its ground and hisses, you have come too close. Slowly back away until the alligator no longer demonstrates this behavior.
- DO enjoy viewing and photographing alligators from a safe distance of at least 30 feet or more.
- DO stay out of the water and avoid low banks.
- DO teach your family and friends good manners when visiting the home of alligators.
- Please report foolish actions and problems to the local game warden.
- TPWD Law Enforcement Communications: (281) 842-8100
- TPWD Law Enforcement Communications Center/Austin: (512) 389-4848
- TPWD Alligator Program Information/Port Arthur: (409) 736-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on rules and regulation of alligators in Texas, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website at: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/alligator/index.phtml