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04-30-07, 07:05 PM #1
Gator parks on freeway, snarls traffic
Gator parks on freeway, snarls traffic - AP
All it takes is one illegally parked troublemaker to tie up freeway traffic — especially if it's an 8-foot alligator sprawled across the pavement.
"I don't remember any of this in the academy," police Officer Albert Silva said of the traffic jam early Sunday. "As far as I know, there's no procedure on this other than: 'Don't get bit.'"
Police car sirens didn't persuade the big reptile to budge off Loop 410.
Police threw orange traffic cones at the gator, but it just snapped at the cones and flung them away.
The gator even assaulted a police car, biting a chunk out of its bumper.
Officers finally used a lasso and metal poles to coax the alligator into a drainage ditch leading to a lake.
State game warden David Chavez couldn't explain why a gator would take up residence on a busy highway.
"They keep to themselves," he said. "They don't go out looking for trouble."
04-30-07, 08:16 PM #2
it's mating season...lol maybe he was searching for..Hmmmmm
The month of May is the peak of alligator mating season, resulting in large 'gators moving between water bodies in search of mates. Their movement makes them more visible, generating many "nuisance" complaints.
04-30-07, 08:23 PM #3Banned
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Really they were seeing if the tail would work as a spike strip.
Why did the alligator cross the road?
To sell Amway!
04-30-07, 09:35 PM #4
Maybe he was looking for some fillet of Troll. You know, the other white meat.
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04-30-07, 09:44 PM #5
Realistically, I'd say he was basking, the pavement probably felt good. Other than that, maybe he's developed a taste for Volvos?\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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04-30-07, 11:01 PM #6
I'd have shot the damned thing and drug it out of the road."I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
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