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2021-12-08 10:00:03 AM  
At least they got it before it froze to death.
 
2021-12-08 10:17:10 AM  
I'm hearing a voice in my head say "that's a wicked lahge gatah in the yahd by the cah."
autocorrect really didn't want to let me to type that.
 
2021-12-08 11:11:18 AM  

kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.


Yeah, it's been cold up this way.
 
2021-12-08 11:23:12 AM  

kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.


well it had already done its job with the waves of Chinese needle snakes.
 
2021-12-08 11:25:33 AM  
Triple check them.
 
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2021-12-08 11:29:19 AM  
That seems like considerably more electrical tape than necessary, though I do understand the caution.
 
2021-12-08 11:29:48 AM  

TommyDeuce: kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.

Yeah, it's been cold up this way.


Alligators can ruminate with just their noses sticking out of the ice. But that is for a relatively short period.

I'm surprised it survived this long in Massachusetts. I guess this demonstrates how they survived the dinosaur extinction.
 
2021-12-08 11:34:25 AM  
Sounds like a reptile dysfunction.
 
2021-12-08 11:35:41 AM  
Not the first time. Something like a four-footer was in the canal when I was on the Cape back in '09.

/ I like to remind myself I am old by talking like that
// and yes, I know most alligators are four footers
 
2021-12-08 11:36:51 AM  
"WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - An alligator was safely rescued from the Westfield River Tuesday morning, after reports of it being seen in the water since this past summer."

No biggie. I have my alligator rock to protect me.
 
2021-12-08 11:37:30 AM  
"Alligator"

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2021-12-08 11:40:20 AM  
The West Springfield Animal Controlsays the alligator was captured by a Good Samaritan and was taken into the custody of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

I was wondering if people in general are trained to trap Alligators in Massachusetts till I saw it's size.
 
2021-12-08 11:42:58 AM  

kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.


It would just go into hibernation.

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2021-12-08 11:45:19 AM  
Alligator Patrol not doing their job?
 
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2021-12-08 11:46:48 AM  
If it was the Charles then I bet that alligator was grateful.
 
2021-12-08 11:47:02 AM  

jaivirtualcard: "Alligator"

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Couldn't you wait until I got my joke in?!
I was just about to type that I can't tell its size from that pic if someone could put their hand next to it.
But it's size really looks cute.

/and, yeah, the God-darned speed that I've seen baby crocs snap is anything but cute
//knew a guy who worked at the zoo some decades a while ago, and he took me for a "behind the scenes" tour, and we passed by the place where they separated the baby crocs
///he said "watch this" and slowly extended a pair of tongs towards one that was looking almost the other direction. The speed with which that thing turned and snapped made us both jump
 
2021-12-08 11:48:44 AM  

Evil Mackerel: kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.

It would just go into hibernation.

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Know imagine you're a kid thinking that's a frozen-to-death croc and you go to poke it with a stick, as kids are wont to do....
 
2021-12-08 12:03:34 PM  
When he said he was a fan of Steve Irwin, that just got me right in the heart...
 
2021-12-08 12:07:08 PM  
Don't be fooled. The alligator is 8 feet long, and was captured with the help of one of the famous giants of western Mass.
 
2021-12-08 12:08:58 PM  
What a croc.
 
2021-12-08 12:16:19 PM  

Evil Mackerel: kdawg7736: At least they got it before it froze to death.

It would just go into hibernation.

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I was going to say that.

So I'll go back to my original comment.

How many years of global warming will it take before the range of alligators extends to wintry Massachusetts?
 
2021-12-08 12:16:59 PM  

WelldeadLink: What a croc.


No, seriously. Blame global warming.
 
2021-12-08 12:18:37 PM  

Gleeman: Alligator Patrol not doing their job?


Too many people refuse to pay the Alligator Patrol Tax of (checks figures) $5.
 
2021-12-08 12:20:59 PM  

TaDu: I'm hearing a voice in my head say "that's a wicked lahge gatah in the yahd by the cah."
autocorrect really didn't want to let me to type that.


"Sully! I sawr an alligatah down by the pawnd! Get my Cahlton Fisk Louie-ville Sluggah! This cawksuckah's wicked huge!"
 
2021-12-08 12:23:26 PM  
My grandmother (who lived in Ohio) was deathly afraid of snakes. On time she called my uncle telling him there was a boa constrictor in her garage and he needed to come over to kill it. He thought she was exaggerating... previous "save me from this monster snakes" were typical garter snakes or rat snakes.

This time, it was in fact a boa or python, about 3 feet long. It had escaped from a neighbor's house. He found the owner but had to tell my grandmother he killed it otherwise she'd worry the snake would return (he did tell the owner "if we see that snake again it will be dead."

I also read a report about some kids finding a big fat friendly snake (I think in one of the Carolinas?). They picked it up and played with it, thinking it was a boa or python. Then when they brought to a pet store it was identified as a Gaboon viper.
 
2021-12-08 12:31:18 PM  

A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: TaDu: I'm hearing a voice in my head say "that's a wicked lahge gatah in the yahd by the cah."
autocorrect really didn't want to let me to type that.

"Sully! I sawr an alligatah down by the pawnd! Get my Cahlton Fisk Louie-ville Sluggah! This cawksuckah's wicked huge!"


Nah this is (the eastern part of) Western Massachusetts.  Pretty likely he pronounces all of his r's and finishes most sentences with the word "hey"
 
2021-12-08 12:40:06 PM  
Michigan has a somewhat large gator rescue, basically for this reason. Apparently all the gators know their names.
 
2021-12-08 1:11:38 PM  

HailRobonia: My grandmother (who lived in Ohio) was deathly afraid of snakes. On time she called my uncle telling him there was a boa constrictor in her garage and he needed to come over to kill it. He thought she was exaggerating... previous "save me from this monster snakes" were typical garter snakes or rat snakes.

This time, it was in fact a boa or python, about 3 feet long. It had escaped from a neighbor's house. He found the owner but had to tell my grandmother he killed it otherwise she'd worry the snake would return (he did tell the owner "if we see that snake again it will be dead."

I also read a report about some kids finding a big fat friendly snake (I think in one of the Carolinas?). They picked it up and played with it, thinking it was a boa or python. Then when they brought to a pet store it was identified as a Gaboon viper.


I don't mean to doubt your story but I doubt your story. No way a venomous viper would let it self being played around with without striking.
 
2021-12-08 1:21:32 PM  

jaivirtualcard: HailRobonia: My grandmother (who lived in Ohio) was deathly afraid of snakes. On time she called my uncle telling him there was a boa constrictor in her garage and he needed to come over to kill it. He thought she was exaggerating... previous "save me from this monster snakes" were typical garter snakes or rat snakes.

This time, it was in fact a boa or python, about 3 feet long. It had escaped from a neighbor's house. He found the owner but had to tell my grandmother he killed it otherwise she'd worry the snake would return (he did tell the owner "if we see that snake again it will be dead."

I also read a report about some kids finding a big fat friendly snake (I think in one of the Carolinas?). They picked it up and played with it, thinking it was a boa or python. Then when they brought to a pet store it was identified as a Gaboon viper.

I don't mean to doubt your story but I doubt your story. No way a venomous viper would let it self being played around with without striking.


Read the "venom" section of the link.
 
2021-12-08 1:32:33 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Then when they brought to a pet store it was identified as a Gaboon viper.

I don't mean to doubt your story but I doubt your story. No way a venomous viper would let it self being played around with without striking.

Read the "venom" section of the link.


Very interesting. Never thought such behavior might exist in venomous snakes. I stand corrected.
 
2021-12-08 2:06:38 PM  

HailRobonia: My grandmother (who lived in Ohio) was deathly afraid of snakes. On time she called my uncle telling him there was a boa constrictor in her garage and he needed to come over to kill it. He thought she was exaggerating... previous "save me from this monster snakes" were typical garter snakes or rat snakes.

This time, it was in fact a boa or python, about 3 feet long. It had escaped from a neighbor's house. He found the owner but had to tell my grandmother he killed it otherwise she'd worry the snake would return (he did tell the owner "if we see that snake again it will be dead."

I also read a report about some kids finding a big fat friendly snake (I think in one of the Carolinas?). They picked it up and played with it, thinking it was a boa or python. Then when they brought to a pet store it was identified as a Gaboon viper.


I can't get over the fact that its genus is Bitis. That got a genuine chuckle.
 
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