The Alligator People _1959_

Possible images of Alligator/People Hybrids from the 1959 film “The Alligator People.”

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Film Trailer:

“We pulled it out of a 8 inch line in Edmonton, I actually don’t know what it is, but I do know it sure scared me when I saw it on the CCTV, I thought we were going to have to call in CSI as it looked like it might have been Human. I just saw the back part and the curve of the jaw. It was a rather scary day.”  From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beothuk/279622661/in/set-72157594345353903/

Speculation and Comments:

“It is an Herbivore, but what kind? I would hazard a guess by size, if it were domestic, a sheep or goat, if it were wild, a deer, or Caribou. If you know, I would be interested in hearing what is was.”

“It is the lower jaw of a domestic pig (or it could be a “feral” pig). It’s also a young one because behind the rear molars is a set of teeth that hasn’t yet erupted (come through the bone). I am intrigued by the wear in the middle teeth of the left jaw though – rough diet?”

“Still, that is a really weird thing to be pulling from a sewer line. Oh yeah – also look at the lower canine teeth that basically function as tusks. They are larger in adult males. Good find!”

Suggested Resources (for comparison):
www.flickr.com/photos/barbara-h/172343604/
www.flickr.com/photos/cat-sidh/83465171/
www.coueswhitetail.com/other_hunters/y-vs-old -lower-jaw-2…

Cover, New Yorker magazine, November 29, 1952
Illustrator: Arthur Getz 

BY Brendan Brosh, Alison Gendar, Jonathan Lemire and Wil Cruz, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 11:17 PM

Cowabunga!

Three blockheaded teenagers were busted playing in a sewer Wednesday in Queens – after getting lost while pretending to be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, police sources said.

Schiller Milfort, 16, of Hollis, and Marvin Ottley, 17, of Bellaire, along with an unidentified 15-year-old boy, were shirtless and in their shorts and sneakers when firefighters plucked them out of a sewer in Kissena Park.

The make-believe heroes were crawling around the sewer system when they got confused and lost their way, police sources said.

They were not injured, officials said.

“These three idiots were playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and wanted to go into the sewers,” said one police source. “They were never in danger, just goofing off and being stupid.”

Milfort and Ottley were charged with criminal trespassing. The other teenager was released to his parents.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2008/10/15/2008-10-15_three_found_busted_after_getting_lost_in.html

Pop Culture

April 24, 2009

The Simpsons, Episode 80 – Marge in Chains

May 6, 1993

Bart: We flushed the gator down the toilet, but it got stuck halfway, and now we have to feed it.

Grandpa Simpson: I’ll bet you want a piece of me! Well, you ain’t gonna get it, see!

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“Alligators were introduced to New York City’s subway system in the 1800s to combat the rat problem. The alligators eat the rats and all is well, except that the city regularly needs to pump out the alligator’s waste. This is one of the special trucks.”

From: http://www.kenrockwell.com

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“Alligators in the sewers form one of the most enduring and endearing urban legends known. Sadly, today’s sewergators are threatened by a diminishing supply of the gullibility so crucial to their survival. In response to this crisis, Sewergator Enterprises has joined forces with renowned folklorists to establish a refuge on the Internet, the only place in the world still capable of meeting the special needs of the sewergator population. Here, with your help, the subterranean saurians can flourish as never before.”

See: http://sewergator.com