Kelli Bender
April 09, 2015 12:20 PM

A Texas 400-lb. alligator is now resting in a new home, after being safely removed from a small pond.

Until recently, the 11-ft. reptile was living in a pond used as a swimming spot by local kids, reports Fox News.

A resident in the nearby town of Groves called Gator Country preserve owner Gary Saurage about the alligator, who was starting to exhibit aggressive behavior.

Saurage went down to the pond and safely removed the animal using a little bit of rope and a lot of patience. The male alligator has now been moved to Gator Country, a preserve in Beaumont, Texas, that is home to over 400 protected alligators.

Saurage says the newest resident is in good health and is most likely between 35 to 40 years old.

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