Tag Archive for alligator

Climbing crocs

A recent research report in Herpetology Notes [V7: 3-7 (2013)] reveals that the rumors are true. Sometimes crocodiles climb trees. Climbing behaviour in extant crocodilians[PDF] Although arboreality in extinct crocodilians is frequently suggested, the climbing abilities have never been discussed in any detail in scientific literature. We present an overview of on climbing in extant…

Mississippi gators clock in at over 700 pounds

Opening weekend of alligator hunting in Mississippi nets two record breakers on the same day. Record-breaking gators — one right after another | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com. A first-time hunter, [Beth] Trammell said her crew hooked up on a large gator after heading for a boat launch and calling it quits for the night. When…

Summer of the out-of-place gators

Alligators are everywhere they shouldn’t be this summer. We’ve been keeping track of alligators found in PA. Turns out we missed one back in June in Philadelphia making for a total of FIVE alligators found in the Keystone state this summer. Incidentally, they are NOT native to PA. Nor are they native to Kansas/Missouri where…

Fourth alligator reported in Pennsylvania

We’ll just keep counting: It truly is the summer of gators in PA. Gettysburg area couple surprised by stray, 3-foot gator crawling their back steps in time for dinner | PennLive.com. The stray alligator — presumably someone else’s pet put out to pasture — was creeping along behind their home, located along the 1400 block…

The red Yangtze and other portents of doom spark political rumors in China

No official explanation yet for why the Yangtze turned red. But, superstitions abound in China as several events are linked together in people’s minds. What has a ‘red Yangtze’ got to do with Xi Jinping? – The China Post. The Yangtze River mysteriously turned red. Thousands of alligators strangely surfaced at a lake in Nanjing.…

Teens catch an alligator in New Hampshire pond

Two teens catch alligator in Manchester pond | New Hampshire NEWS07. Two teens out for a fishing trip Friday afternoon on Stevens Pond snagged a reptilian surprise. Eric Vaughan and Jesse Philbin, both 13-year-old seventh-graders at McLaughlin Middle School, caught a young, 2 1/2-foot alligator, they said Friday night. “We thought it was just going…

Alligator reported in Pennsylvania reservoir

Experts: Beaver Run Reservoir gator’s days are few – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Our security people spotted an alligator there about a month ago, and we haven’t found it yet,” Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County manager Chris Kerr said. Kerr said the fenced reservoir is off limits to the public and not close enough to homes to…