PEARLAND, Texas A wayward alligator was struck and killed on SH 288 early Sunday morning, Pearland police said.

Officers were called to the scene near CR 101 around 4:45 a.m. by a family, who said their car was disabled during the encounter with the alligator.

Police checked the area and found a 10-foot gator dead on the side of the road.

Animal Control was called out to remove the carcass.

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