NEEDVILLE, Texas (FOX 26) - There are many who are still dealing with the Tax Day flooding of this past April. Those flood waters also affected wildlife and are credited with increasing the number of baby alligators at Brazos Bend State Park.
Forty-eight baby alligators were hatched from displaced nests after the flood, thanks to the efforts of Brazos Bend State Park’s Nature Center. The eggs were rescued by park workers and incubated for a few months until four dozen hatchlings emerged from their shells.
Most of the baby gators have already been released back into the park. Fox 26 News Meteorologist John Dawson was there to see some of the remaining alligators return to Brazos Bend.