Friday, June 23, 2006

First it was land sharks, now this

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- A knock on a South Carolina front door was no joke -- it was a 6-foot alligator trying to ring the doorbell.

We are used to seeing pictures of gators showing up on golf courses in Florida but it's not just a problem in the south.

POTTSTOWN-An American alligator was captured by Pottstown police Monday after a Mercury carrier discovered it while delivering papers along Rice Street, and was in the care of G. Bauer Pest Control in Douglass (Berks), a company licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to trap and pick up wild animals.

Gary Bauer, along with his daughter Wendy Bauer-Griffith, has been responding to calls on pests for nearly 20 years, and said they have rarely gotten calls on alligators, certainly none this size before.

In other animal news.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - On a typical day at Tellme Networks Inc., Jackson snores, Penny spends time learning Chinese and the bosses and workers are delighted.
Penny, a Labrador Retriever, and Jackson, a bulldog, are part of an effort at many U.S. companies to allow pets in the workplace. One survey shows nearly one in five U.S. companies allow pets at work.
Millions of Americans believe pets on the job lower absenteeism and encourage workers to get along, according to the survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association.

Tip of the hoagie to Susie for the last item.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A dog learning Chinese?