Thursday, February 24, 2011

All I ever find is change and spent brass shell casings...

But I'm using a flashlight to look behind the couch from now on. See if I just reach back there blindly any more.

3-year-old finds alligator behind couch
SAO PAULO (AP) - Firefighters say they have removed a 5-foot-long (1.5 meter-long) alligator who was hiding behind a couch after floodwaters washed it into a home in northern Brazil.

Capt. Luiz Claudio Farias of the Parauapebas city fire department says that when the floodwaters receded on Tuesday, a woman saw her 3-year-old son petting something behind the couch. It was an alligator.

He says "she snatched the boy away and called" firefighters.

Farias said Wednesday the alligator was apparently well fed. "If he was hungry he could have seriously hurt or even killed the boy."

The alligator was taken to an environmentally protected area near the city and released into a river.

Better yet..."Hey Murphy!"


  1. Longing for your days on the Bayou, are ya?

    Those guys are why Pepper doesn't hunt Bouie in Louisiana.

  2. Oops... That one would leave a mark...