Texas Parks and Wildlife has shared a photo of an alligator with a leftover glass shard in its mouth at Brazos Bend State Park.
The department is reminding park-goers to pick up their trash to avoid harming wildlife.
There are seven principles to "leave no trace" and do your part while enjoying state parks:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
You can learn more about the "Leave no trace" principles here.
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