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Teens capture 6-foot alligator

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CLEBURNE, TX - CLEBURNE -- A teenager in Texas called 911 asking, "If you were to catch an alligator, what would you do with it?"

The Cleburne police dispatcher said, "Uh... I wouldn't catch an alligator in the first place."

For Joey Kane, Craig Kite, both 14, and another friend it was a little late for that. The teens were checking their fishing net on Buffalo Creek Tuesday night when they found the gator.

The boys called police after they pulled the 6-foot reptile onto land by its tail and wrapped its snout. 

One neighbor who lives nearby said they've seen turtles but never an alligator. Experts concur that alligators aren't common in that area of Texas and may have ventured there for the water.

A captain with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said the alligator had to put down because of injuries from the hooks on the trotline.

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