HOUSTON Several gators were spotted Tuesday hanging out near a northeast Houston neighborhood and shopping center.

People driving on West Lake Houston Parkway near Beltway 8 reported seeing at least four alligators shortly before noon.

The gators live in a pond near the Summerwood subdivision.

Workers say they come out to sun themselves, but don t bother anyone.

Me and my coworker walked over there and seen two little baby gators, Andrew Martinez said. If somebody s walking right there, you know, that gator could be sitting right there on the edge and just get em.

Some people got nervous when the gators crawled toward the H-E-B parking lot, and they called police.

Officers shooed them back to the pond.

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