Alligator sightings continue at Del Valle pond


DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — Residents in Del Valle have reported numerous alligator sightings near a pond in the 13000 block of Thome Valley Drive.

Residents put up “alligator warning” signs to alert anyone approaching the pond. There is also a sign to note the pond is an alligator habitat. Authorities urge everyone to stay out of the pond and refrain from swimming in it.

In June 2013, KXAN reported on a 7-foot alligator that had been spotted in the same pond. On Thursday, authorities sent out a notice warning the public of the alligator.

Texas Parks and Wildlife recommends the following tips to stay safe from alligators:

  • Do not feed them
  • Do not get close to them
  • Do not swim or wade near them
  • Do not let pets near them
  • Do not agitate or tease them
  • Do not try to catch one
  • Do not approach an alligator’s nest
  • Do not observe from a safe distance on land
  • Discourage others from feeding them
  • Treat them with respect as an important element of nature

Call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 409-736-2551 or email at with any questions. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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