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SPEAKING OF ALLIGATORS IN THE DELTA

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 12:53 pm in Alligators.

The second alligator in a month has been caught in the Delta
A 3-foot alligator was captured On Jersey Island Road near Dutch Slough (near Oakley) last Sunday, July 15. It was wandering through a resident’s front yard.

On June 15, a 4-foot alligator was caught near Sherman Island, (between Antioch and Rio Vista).

Probably illegal pets that got too big and nasty and were dumped by their human owners into Delta waters to try and make it on their own. I suspect they wouldn’t have made it, of course, because our winter water is too cold for these semi-tropical reptiles.

I suppose we could always blame it on Global Warming. That would definitely put some teeth in the argument.

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One Response to “SPEAKING OF ALLIGATORS IN THE DELTA”

  1. Franny Syufy Says:

    I had intended to email you about Delta ‘gators last summer. We live in Discovery Bay and for about a week we heard very loud roaring at night that sounded like it was coming from very near, sometimes just across the bay from our home, which is quite close to Kellogg’s Creek. I know that bullfrogs can “roar” pretty loud at times, but the sounds we heard were definitely NOT bullfrogs.

    It worries me because of all the cats that are allowed to run loose. We have a little neighborhood stray that would make a nice appetizer for a 3-foot alligator.

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