He calls the alligator an "anomaly," nearly twice the size of gators rarely seen this far from the Texas Gulf Coast.
Ensinger says the suspect's Facebook postings about shooting the big gator helped authorities track him down. Ensinger wouldn't identify the suspect because he hasn't been charged with what is likely to be a misdemeanor.
Gator Found in East Fort Worth Neighborhood
The game warden says it's illegal to kill alligators in Bastrop County. Unlike some other parts of the state, there is no open hunting season for them there.
Published at 3:20 PM CST on Mar 10, 2011 | Updated at 5:13 PM CST on Mar 10, 2011