Monday, August 23, 2010

Alligator found in Astoria

From the NY Post:

Cops apprehended an 18-inch gator that crawled out of an Astoria drain and hunkered down beneath a parked car this afternoon, delighting onlookers and giving fresh meat to the urban myth that the carnivorous critters are living below the Big Apple.

The scaly spectacle began just after 3 p.m., when a passersby spotted the reptile on Newtown Avenue near 29th Street and yelled "Crocodile!" One witness said the alligator crawled out of a drain during this afternoon's downpour.

Cops couldn't verify that the animal crawled from the sewers — a big-city myth that inspired the 1980 B-movie "Alligator," and others — but were baffled as to where it came from.

"It's a big mystery," said police spokesman Officer James Duffy. "It could have been dumped from a car or it could have come out of a sewer."

The police Emergency Service Unit lassoed the animal and bound its snout with tape. The caged gator was kept at the 114th Precinct until it was picked up by Animal Care & Control.

A spokesman for animal control said the alligator would be taken to a licensed rehabilitator or reptile sanctuary.


Anonymous said...

Looks like one of the Vallones.

Joe said...

I beleive by the shape of the legs and claws thats a Canun (Spelling)they are super fast

Likley escaped from some Asian meat market, --to bad for the octopus

Babs said...

Asian meat market? . . . I'm thinking completely differently on this one.

I say it was some Spic's poor discarded pet.

Anonymous said...

He looks like he might make a nice wallet.

georgetheatheist said...

Ah, the appellation "Spic". Brings back memories. Haven't heard that in a long, long time.

faster340 said...

They should let him loose in Bloomberg's townhouse... Oh wait he will probably just gas him like the geese.

faster340 said...

"I say it was some Spic's poor discarded pet."

Was that called for? You really are a jackass aren't you?

Anonymous said...

I say it was some Spic's poor discarded pet.


Wow, havent heard that one for a while with all this vibrant diverse crap.

Yesterday we filled a dumpster with old garbage from our building. Heard a grinding noise of metal being torn apart and dragged. Looked out the window. An entire family of hispanics, mom, dad, grandpa, kids, were working the dumpster over and dragging anything metallic into a van using even shopping carts to carry off their booty.

Sortof reminnded me of the hispanic gentleman who turned his front yard on my block to a big bottle and metal recycling facility (hint, if you dont want sanitation tickets, move to our block)

Yes yes yes, the real estate touts compare Astoria to Manhattan.

What they don't tell you is its 'the Heights' or 'Losesaida' of the '70s.

Anonymous said...

Probably belonged to some cheap slut named Babs.

faster340 said...

Hey Babs you go from this comment.

"Playgrounds are an important part of any community - it brings neighbors together and teaches tolerance to the young who play together."

to this?

"I say it was some Spic's poor discarded pet."

You forget your meds that day? From the talk of community socializing and tolerance to a totally derogatory statement...

I hope you don't have any kids!!! Probably a teacher, no wonder kids are all screwed up in school today...