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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:47 PM
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Gator accused of starting fire at abandoned school
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1120ap_odd_allig...

Shockingly, this did not occur in Florida. ;)

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A four-foot alligator rescued in an abandoned school on fire in western Pennsylvania may have also started the blaze. North Beaver Township officials are not identifying the owner of the former elementary school that burned Thursday afternoon near New Castle, about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

But they said the man was living with a menagerie of animals in the building, including the alligator, about 70 rabbits and unspecified "aquatic animals." The Pennsylvania Game Commission was involved in caring for the animal.

Fire Chief Paul Henry said the building's owner believes the alligator started the fire by knocking over a portable heater. Firefighters removed the animal, but only after taping its mouth shut.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:02 AM
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1. Crikey!
There's a pyromaniac alligator on the loose in Pa. :wow:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:47 AM
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2. Probably the same gator in that picture in the other thread.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 04:47 AM by woo me with science
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:12 AM
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3. Huh?
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 05:32 AM by RandomThoughts
"unspecified aquatic animals."??????????

NARWHALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :) :)

Edit, on a more academic note, the choice of the word Menagerie, is interesting and a story from the illustrated man. However, I of coarse, do not agree with that attached symbolism.

I also enjoyed his book "Fahrenheit 451." It reminds me of what my father said, "every book you read you get to keep." If you keep it in your memory and think, it can not be rewritten, if you trust the firemen of society to choose what you read, or how it was, or how it should be, then what do you really know?
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3.14158675309 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:24 AM
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4. Those charges are a crock!
:P
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