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(ABC)   Icelandic town to address trash problem by importing alligators   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 27
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2001-09-10 11:32:26 AM  
In addition to the gators, let's send them the entire human population of Florida. Kill two birds with one stone.
 
bug
2001-09-10 11:43:36 AM  
Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock suffered the same gruesome fate
 
2001-09-10 11:49:58 AM  
Hmmmm, I dunno...one thing's for sure, if the gators are eating well, they might turn to alligator farming too.
 
2001-09-10 11:50:25 AM  
Aw crikey!

Bug : BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2001-09-10 11:52:59 AM  
"here are other concerns too, Darlington said - like what to do with the waste of the alligators. "

Duh, you bring in even BIGGER alligators.
 
2001-09-10 11:55:42 AM  
Lordargent...
Nah! Bring in the French. They'll eat anything.
 
2001-09-10 11:55:51 AM  
I live in Florida, and I gotta say that they are IDIOTS to import alligators. They are the reason most people won't swim in lakes. Enjoy Iceland.
 
2001-09-10 12:01:54 PM  
think of the resurgence in the lagging Icelandic cowboy boot industry. won't anyone think of the cowboy vikings?
 
2001-09-10 12:23:57 PM  
What there is no market for mechanically separated fish?

Krucz36, "Icelandic cowboy boots" I gotta get me a pair of those. I can see it know "Hi babe check out my cool Icelandic cowboy boots" I'm sure to get laid!
 
2001-09-10 12:27:53 PM  
make sure you get the harpoon spurs.
 
2001-09-10 12:29:49 PM  
Chomp 'em gators! Just reminiscing my high school mascot, here in Shreveport.

Let's see, now. African bees are taken to South America, where they "escaped" from a lab, and now they're killing people in the U.S.

African walking catfish were import to Florida, and now they're an enviromental hazard.

Domestic cats were brought into Australia in the 1800's, and decimated many species of wildlife.

Nutria were imported into Louisiana in the early 1800's, to suppliment the beaver fur trade. The popularity of its fur never caught on, but the nutria population exploded.

More often than not, everytime an animal is introduced into an environment that has no natural predators for it, havoc ensues.

Chomp 'em, gators.
 
2001-09-10 12:32:43 PM  
batcar01:
don't forget the fish in florida from africa taking over...the eels in the great lakes from the black sea (or adriatic ro whatever)...the killer snails here in Cali eating up all the garden snails...we sure know how to fark up an ecosystem!
chomp 'em, humanity!
k
 
2001-09-10 12:38:45 PM  
Forgot about the rabbits in Australia.
 
2001-09-10 12:40:33 PM  
Actually this might really piss off PETA. I say do it!
 
2001-09-10 12:41:54 PM  
PETA's way funnier when they're pissed off.
the Audobon or Sierra's or whoever is more likely to pitch a hissy though
 
2001-09-10 12:45:24 PM  
If they escape so what? It's called Iceland for a reason.

They brought Mongooses (Not sure of plural geese?) to Jamaica to help deal with the Rat over-population problem. Problem being that rat's are nocturnal and mongooses aren't. So the Mongooses ran around during the day savaging every chicken in sight while the rats were all sleeping.
 
2001-09-10 12:49:46 PM  
This may prove to be a new and exciting twist to lazing around in the hot springs, drinking vodka. GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
 
2001-09-10 01:26:02 PM  
It's arrogant human presumption to believe that we can alter the balance of the ecosystem and hope to control the outcome.
 
2001-09-10 01:29:24 PM  
It's arrogant human presumption that we can alter the actions of a fast-food worker and hope to control the ingredients in a Whopper, too.

At least without a ball-point pen.
 
2001-09-10 01:31:37 PM  
oooo! crossover!
 
hnb
2001-09-10 01:48:41 PM  
We'll be reading about this again in twenty years:
"Alligators overrun Iceland, hundreds dead"
 
2001-09-10 06:34:56 PM  
Dragons!

There be dragons in yon volcano!
 
2001-09-10 07:15:05 PM  
Oh, yeah, Alligators are totally harmless and quite rugged!
 
2001-09-10 07:15:43 PM  
 
2001-09-10 07:17:49 PM  
CBS News: "Today, August the second, 2049, the island of Iceland has been listed as offlimits to humankind, by the Global Council. The proliferation of alligators, imported in the early years of this century as a means to eat the trash of the inhabitants of the island, has managed to kill all human population on the island. The alligators have adapted to pure saltwater, and feed on the ocean fish, yet they will retreat to the warm natural springs inland to live and reproduce. The alligators have managed to diminish the population of sharks in the Gulf Stream, so the Global Council now suggests vacationing in Florida, since it is safe to go back in the water there."
 
2001-09-10 08:30:30 PM  
I live in Iceland and I find this very funny and stupid.

First of all, its way way to cold here for aligators to live anywhere but in a controled enviroment. If they would get out they would just stop moving because of lack of heat.

So we will still be here after 50 years, count on it :P
 
2001-09-10 11:12:04 PM  
Hey, I said that and I don't even live there.
 
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