Monday, August 23, 2010

NYC Sewergator (2010)

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/gator_crawls_out_of_queens_drain_weQXk9fnuE3vAbkAvxddJL?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

New York Post
23 August 2010

Gator crawls out of Queens drain

By PHIL HELSEL

At least one alligator really does live in New York City's sewers.

Cops apprehended an 18-inch gator that crawled out of an overflowing Astoria storm drain and hunkered down beneath a parked car this afternoon, delighting onlookers and giving fresh meat to the urban myth that the carnivorous critters are living below the Big Apple. [...]

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/23/2010-08-23_reptile_dysfunction_as_croc_shocks_qns.html

New York Daily News
23 August 2010

Urban legend comes to life, maybe: Baby crocodile hiding under car shocks Queens

BY Barry Paddock and Bill Hutchinson

A crocodile caused a commotion in Queens Sunday when it was cornered under a car.

Yes, a crocodile.

"Before you ask, no cops could confirm it came out of the sewer," said police spokesman James Duffy, referring to an urban legend that such reptiles live in the city's sewer system. [...]

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/nyregion/23reptile.html?ref=nyregion
New York Times
23 August 2010
Alligator Surfaces Beneath a Car in Queens
By TRYMAINE LEE and ANAHAD O'CONNOR