Friday, July 10, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Israeli Alligator Found in Texas

"Alligator kills Texas man at marina"  AP  July 04, 2015

ORANGE, Texas — A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, police said.

Orange police Captain Robert Enmon said Tommie Woodward, 28, suffered severe trauma to a limb when he was attacked early Friday morning at the private marina, which is along a bayou extending from the Sabine River near the Louisiana line....

The owners of the marina had spotted a large alligator recently and put up a sign warning people to stay out of the water, Enmon said. The reptile could have been startled early Friday or was possibly protecting its habitat, Enmon said.

‘‘You’ve got to remember that alligators are a predatory species, they are territorial, and they will take advantage of an opportunity,’’ he said.

The inspiration for the title.