It’s later Alligator

Cornealous Greigg was driving home Sunday night through his suburban neighborhood in Missouri City, TX. As he came down the street his headlights picked up a familiar scary signal. Corny knew from experience that there was an alligator sitting in the middle of the street waiting for him. Cornealous recognized that particular colors that alligator eyes give off at night. “A lot of our neighbors walk their dogs, they run, walk by reading books and the worse thing to do is wake up in the morning and there’s an alligator at your front door,” said Greigg. He did not try to dodge it or run it over.  “I did not get out the car, I dialed 911 and I said, ‘I don’t know if this is an emergency, but I said there’s an alligator walking down the street and he’s pretty big,’” he stated. Why was the gator on this residential street? “Maybe he was threatened by another alligator and decided he wanted to get out of the water and get away from that alligator so he wouldn’t lose another limb,” the alligator wrestler offered.

Tim DeRemus, alligator wrestler, was notified and arrived on scene about an hour later. The short-legged reptile turned out to be 11-feet-long and weighed over 1,200 pounds. At one point during the capture that lasted three hours, the alligator swung his tail, striking the wrangler in his chest. A FOX 26 reporter Gabby Hart watched as the Gator wrangler used a tow truck to lift the gator onto his truck before removing it from the community. Tim “the Gator Wrestler” in action is recorded in the video below. Cornealous had images of a previous occurrence involving an alligator in his family’s swimming pool. “We see these animals pretty often, if you don’t mess with him, he won’t mess with you.” “If you see an alligator in the roadway, DO NOT attempt to move it! Notify local authorities so the alligator can be handled safely.”

The next Tuesday evening commuter traffic in Houston was complicated by an unusual incident. Instead of construction or a car crash, an alligator measuring more than 10 feet long stalled traffic as it strolled along Beltway 8 in northeast Houston. The photo shows a crowd that formed behind a nearby fence to catch a glimpse of the huge reptile as it was wrangled off the road and relocated by the same Tim DeRamus who had been called to wrangle the Missouri City gator. It was  “One tuff hombre, sum in a gun,” DeRamus wrote.

Alligator Smiles

I was going to cook an alligator for dinner…
But realized I only had a croc pot.

An Ethiopian fell into an alligator pen at San Diego Zoo.
He ate 5 before they could get him out.

What do you call an alligator who is wearing crocs on his feet?
A traitor.

A tourist was visiting a small native village when he came across a native man proudly displaying twenty alligator teeth slung about his neck in a decorative fashion.  “I guess you must prize alligator teeth the way we value pearls,” said the tourist.  “More so,” said the native. “Anyone can open up an oyster.”

April 2nd Birthdays

1990 – Christina Masterson, 1982 – Bethany Joy Lenz, 2000 – Sophie Reynolds, 1947 – Emmie Lou Harris

1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, 1939 – Marvin Gaye, 1962 – Christopher Meloni, 1978 – Michael Fassbender

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