Alligator caught outside Dallas middle school

A wayward, 7-foot alligator was captured Wednesday morning outside a Dallas, Texas, middle school, reported.

The alligator was spotted on the grounds of Dallas ISD’s STEAM Middle School near Interstate 20 in southern Dallas County.

It was captured with relative ease.

“It’s a defense mechanism, especially when we put the noose on it,” Warden Jamie Sanchez said. “I think it would be pretty scary. Big alligator like that would scare anybody.”