Gator Country, a Beaumont, Texas park that describes itself as the “Largest Alligator Adventure Park/Sanctuary in Southeast Texas,” has a very large problem. Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey threaten to overwhelm the fences at the park. Gator Country owner Gary Saurage says “we’re less than a foot from [water] going over the fences,” adding that they were “certified, high fences,” but not high enough.
“I’ve never seen [the water] stay anywhere near this before. The staying power of this storm is just unbelievable,” he added.
And once the flood waters are over the fence, Saurage says 350 alligators could be freed, according to KFDM.