Gator Country is currently dealing with the potential of having over 350 alligators, that are kept outside, escaping their facility if flood waters keep rising at their facility in Beaumont, Texas.
They have even more gators inside and the building has over a foot of water in several areas.
The facility has never had flooding like this in the 12 years that owner Gary Saurage has been there.
“We’re less than a foot a foot from (water) going over the fences,” Saurage said. “All of these are certified, high fences, but when it won’t quit, it won’t quit. We’ve worked around the clock and I don’t know what else to do. We’re truly tired. Everybody’s at the end of it, man. We don’t know what to do.”
If the water doesn’t stop rising the park will be dealing with a seriously dangerous issue if they are able to get over the fence.
“I’ve never seen (the water) stay anywhere near this before. The staying power of this storm is just unbelievable.”
The park also houses crocodiles and venomous snakes, but they’re on high enough ground to where they aren’t at risk of getting free.
“Everything that is not from here, we’ve put up and we have in a safe place, but we live with alligators,” Saurage said.