29 January 2010

I love this article.

Alligator found in Kansas - again
Fishermen in Kansas caught a big one yesterday - a 5 foot 3 inch dead alligator. The gator was snagged in Coffey County Lake, north of Burlington, and was found floating near the warm water discharge of the Wolf Creek Nuclear plant. State wildlife officials are reportedly "clueless" as to the origins of the reptile but speculated that it had been a pet that was released into the wild when it became too large to take care of properly and the cold weather of a Kansas winter killed it.
But was it really a pet? And can alligators survive much colder climes than we think?
What follows is a really fascinating argument. And I like the way this Cunnyngham guy writes.

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