Dating ritual of the alligator
A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.Urban legends are the modern world’s answer to fairy tales. Ships lost at sea in a specific, conveniently geometric area. These beasts, so the stories go, were brought back to the city by rich New York families who’d made some poor buying decisions while on vacation in Florida.Both tell of dark and mysterious forces, always inexplicable, always lurking just out of sight. Once they tired of their new pets – or at least, realised quite how big and hungry they were going to get – the owners would flush them down the toilet.He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him.The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.Rather than fearing them, New Yorkers seem to view the city’s phantom alligators as a source of pride.
I felt people should know that.” At this year’s event, there were speakers and a quiz, and the first 100 guests received a free plastic baby alligator.
This, at least, is the main explanation given for how so many people claim to have spotted the beasts in New York, a city whose climate is far, far too cold for them.
As with many urban legends, the story persists because it actually seems to have a grain of truth to it.
SNARE IT AND DRAG IT OUT: Reptile Slain by Rescuers When It Gets Vicious – Whence It Came Is Mystery." (Yes, that is just the headline.) Since then, there have been regular stories (how reliable is not entirely clear) of alligators spotted in lakes, reservoirs and rivers near the city.
None of them, alas, have matched the high drama of the manhole alligator of ‘35.