Alligator during Tropical Storm Beta

A small alligator swims in floodwater in Indianola during Tropical Storm Beta in September 2020. Recent heavy rains have led to an influx in alligator movement during their spawning season, according to Texas game wardens.

Alligators who call the Crossroads home have enjoyed the copious amounts of rain that fell across the region in the last month.

Texas game wardens in Calhoun and Victoria counties experienced an influx in alligator-related service calls as a result, said Capt. Chris Bird.

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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Investigative & Environmental Reporter

I was born and raised in Houston, but spent many summers and weekends in the Crossroads while growing up. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and feel lucky to cover a region I love dearly.

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