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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Yay for Saturday!!

Thanks to this website for the awesome gator pic.

This one is courtesy of my mom. She sent me this article and I had to save it to post today. :) The article came from here.

Cops in Independence shoot gator, find out it's lawn ornament

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. • Police responding to an alligator sighting in a suburban Kansas City pond took quick action to dispatch the big reptile.

It wasn't until after the second rifle shot bounced off the beast Sunday that the three Independence officers realized it was a concrete lawn ornament.

Independence police spokesman Tom Gentry says the department received a call from a man who said a gator had been spotted in the woods.

Gentry says the alligator was in the weeds near a tree by a pond and it looked real. An officer shot the gator twice in the head - per instructions from a conservation officer - before realizing it wasn't moving.

Gentry says the landowner told officers he put the fake gator there to keep children off his property.

Some crotchety old men sit on their front porch with rifles. Some apparently put fake alligators on their lawns. OK.