By Josie November 27th, 2023
Did you know that Texas is home to some of the most alligator-infested lakes in the U.S.?
Let this almost-attack be a lesson to always keep your eyes peeled.
Texas is home to a significant alligator population, estimated between 400,000 to 500,000, comparable to the entire population of Wyoming.
In fact, the state houses some of the most alligator-infested lakes in the U.S., such as Lake Lewisville, Lake Worth, Caddo Lake, and Eagle Mountain Lake.
If an alligator approaches, maintain a safe distance and slowly back away, especially if it hisses, a sign that you are too close.
In the harrowing incident which could’ve had a lethal ending, a 14-foot alligator attempted an attack on a group of Girl Scouts swimming in a Texas lake.
Luckily, the scouts managed to escape unharmed.
The local sheriff subsequently closed the beach, highlighting the need for heightened caution in areas known for alligator presence.