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Nine-Foot Alligator Spotted Near Lake Lewisville, Texas [PICS]

All photos via Rob Jordan / USACE_FortWorth

Sighted in a drainage ditch near the lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tweeted out the photo of the gator near Lake Lewisville.

Lake Lewisville visitors better be alert this season because a nine-foot alligator was spotted very close by.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrote this on their Fort Worth District Facebook page:

"An approximately 9-foot gator was seen in a drainage ditch at the toe of the dam on the downstream side. It was near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River adjacent to a swampy area that is currently inundated with water being released from the lake."

The  says that a sighting like this isn't too unusual. 

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The post also said, "Lewisville Lake personnel see alligators occasionally but this one was ready for its close up."

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If you're in the Lake Lewisville area this summer you better be on the lookout for gators. If you do spot one, it's always a good idea to stay away and try not to feed them.

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Nine-Foot Alligator Spotted Near Lake Lewisville, Texas [PICS]