Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gator Update (Suspicious Fire Edition)

Someone in Georgia needs a lesson in how to use the apostrophe. There's amusing video at the link, but no sign of the gator.

WTAP - News: "A Parkersburg house fire last night proved to be a total loss, but one item in the house managed to survive and gave rescue crews quite a scare after the flames were put out.

Officials said they discovered an alligator up in the attic of the house. Several fire fighters found the alligator in the attic, but before they could capture it, it jumped out of the third story window.

Witnesses say it landed on the second floor roof and took one last leap onto the grass below. When crews finally tried to get the animal under control it fled underneath the porch.

Ultimately, one fire fighter successfully wrangled the gator and duct taped it's jaws shut.

Crews say years of watching nature shows on TV has paid off. They say took tips from the pro's on how to do it and successfully and safely got the gator into custody."

3 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Sounds like he might make a good stunt gator for the movies.

Bill Crider said...

Sounds like a fine idea, but there's probably not much call for that kind of thing.

Ivan G said...

Parkersburg? I use'ta woik in dat town!