I hope it's one of these.
"Alligator-Like Creature" Seen
By Kickntrue on 7/10/08
... or was it? Fremont Park Golf Center in Fremont, California, thinks it may have a gator, or at least something that looks like a gator.
"It's larger than anything that should be out there," said Ken Powell, general manager of the golf course. "Turtles don't create wakes that big."Of course, alligators are not native to California and when people went out to the pond to look for the creature it was never seen. Ooooh- Nessie is in the building!
All is good though. Authorities will get a heaving duty fishing pole, some wire and a chicken breast and the little problem should be taken care of. Until then though... golfers beware!
Unrelated Ed. note- In searching for a picture of either a gator or Loch Ness monster I came across the picture I used for the post. It is an alligator snapping turtle. It may be the most scary looking thing I've ever seen. If I ever saw one of these while swimming I think I'd "pollute" the water for sure. On that note- I'm officially never swimming anywhere but a pool again. (Picture)(Alligator Snappers)
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Snapping turtles are nothing to mess with, even the small ones have the jaw power to crush your finger. I spent alot of time in creeks and streams of PA as a kid, so I know them well...although I'm not sure we had alligator snappers. I've seen a few w/ shells over 1.5 feet diamater though.
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