Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rogue Alligator on the Loose in Rhode Island


I'm not saying that it's anything to do with global warming... but who expected we would need to be wary of alligators in Rhode Island? There's a Rogue Alligator on the Loose in Portsmouth!

Yikes.

Do alligators eat Laser sailors?

14 comments:

Baydog said...

This one appears to be a touch larger than three feet

ChrisP said...

Hereabouts, we usually spell our local naval city Protsmouth.

Tillerman said...

Baydog... poetic licence.

ChrisP... thanks. I am a moran. Error corrected.

Baydog said...

And yes, with fava beans and a nice Chianti

Tillerman said...

What do they taste like?

Baydog said...

What, favas or Laser sailors?
Favas taste like limas, but better.
Laser sailors are a bit gamy. They need to be served with a flavorful sauce.

Tillerman said...

Oh good. I gave you every opportunity to say we taste a bit like chicken. But you resisted it. Well done.

Baydog said...

Apparently gator does, however....

kiwiyates said...

Ha - Welcome to our world here at Lake Eustis. We see them regularly and they sun themselves on our boat ramp. We have to keep a careful watch our for the kids (though I think they might prefer Opti sailors over Laser sailors)and if they get over about 6ft, we call the Wildlife guys to come and "relocate" them (as Gator Jerky. Come and see for yourself, if you dare.......

Sam Chapin said...

Kiwi, you know better than that. Yes, we have had the 8 and 9 foot guys. And yes they sunned on the ramps some years ago, but since we have had the trapper coming and getting them, none all Summer long and last year it was a big one every month. They passed the word and don't hang out at the Sailing Club anymore--- well, except for that 2 foot long guy. I saw him yesterday.

O Docker said...

Wow, your brilliance never fails to amaze me.

Who would have thought that this post about an alligator was closely tied to your previous post about sailing in Little Compton, home to Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson, inventor of the three-ring binder, whose family name was given to Sisson Pond, in which the alligator was spotted.

How do you do it?

Pat said...

Alligators have never yet eaten Laser sailors at Heron Lake. In fact, they don't seem to be a hazard in San Francisco bay, either.

However, they CAN be a hazard near the Great Sand Dunes of South-Central Colorado.

VW: mines

Tillerman said...

I'm almost certain I saw an alligator while sailing in Bristol Harbor this evening. Bristol, of course, is famous as the former home of George L. Sisson Jr, the cable television pioneer.

Baydog said...

PT Barnum, who lived and is buried down the Connecticut coast from Rhode Island, was the originator of the Three Ring Circus. Whether or not he had alligators in his show, I imagine if given the choice, he would have wanted them,
being the consummate showman that he was.

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