Sunday, April 13, 2008

Giant Alligator in Kentucky Lake

The News-Enterprise [Elizabethtown, KY]
13 April 2008

What a crock!

Tales of gator in lake not true, officials say, but rare animals are found in Central Kentucky


ROUGH RIVER LAKE While Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have collected an array of strange animals roaming throughout central Kentucky, rangers say word of a giant alligator living at Rough River Lake State Park is just a rumor.

Wendy Warren, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer park ranger at Rough River Lake, says an e-mail circulating "like wildfire" on the Web is to blame for the gator gossip.

"We're getting a lot of calls on this," Warren said, "but it's totally bogus." [...]