Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The struggle continues
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the proverbial turd in a punchbowl, but heck. It's what I do.
In spite of recent victories in New York, Kansas, Florida and California, the alligator has once again proven to be a wily and resilient adversary.
A young gator was captured in northern California, showing the gator's unyielding efforts to scout new territory.
What is it with New Yorkers and their insatiable desire to keep alligators as pets?
Alligators have apparently chosen to open a new front in the rust belt. A young scout gator was captured in a garage near Toledo, Ohio.
In a disturbing development, I've recently learned of another example of a bad cop being compromised by alligators.
Sgt. Warren Nyerges of the Bay Village PD, was placed on administrative leave after being charged with domestic violence and having a prohibited animal--an alligator. The stress and paranoia that results from being a reptile Quisling must have weighed heavily on Sgt. Nyerges. Police confiscated more than 40 firearms from his house.
Oh, yeah, one more thing--drugs were involved. Not the usual cocaine, or weed, or methamphetamine. Steroids. I don't have enough data to determine if Sgt. Nyerges' steroid use impaired his judgment, or if the stress of collaborating with the reptile enemy, and the constant fear of alligator attack, drove him to start hitting himself in the ass with D-bol. But I aim to find out.
For now the watchword remains, as always: CONSTANT VIGILANCE!