Officers called animal control experts to help with the gator, according to the Cedar Hill Police Department's Facebook page.
The animal control officials helped wrangle the gator into a professional trap and then took it to the Tri-City Animal Shelter.
Officers aren't sure how the gator ended up in Cedar Hill. Responding to a question on their Facebook page about the discovery, they wrote, "That's a good question. We'd like to know the answer too."