How an Alligator Can Hide in Your House

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woman finds alligator behind couch
Not Actual Alligator Found by Sofa
Oh my, it's time to pray, "Please god don't ever let this happen to me." A woman in Brazil was shocked (I think shocked is possibly the biggest understatement of all time) to discover an alligator behind her sofa. Most likely she expected a few dust bunnies, maybe an old magazine or two, but an ALLIGATOR????

But wait, the best part of this story (and by best part, I totally mean the worst part) is how she discovered the five-foot gator.

Her 3-year-old son was giving the alligator a pat on the head. This is also where I have to insist: Never trust a 3-year-old.

Thankfully, the alligator was not hungry, and 3three-year-old lived to see another day. Also, thankfully, the alligator was promptly removed and sent to a different part of town. I'm guessing another part of town where people don't mind visitors that could eat them for dinner.

This is one of those stories that makes me want to move back into a high-rise apartment building far, far, away from nature. Because I can put up with crazy neighbors on all sides much easier than a reptile that just strolls into my living room. And the reason given for the alligator invasion is pretty lame. There had been flooding in the area, so the alligator needed a dry place to hang out. There's been an unusual amount of rain in my area the past few months. Should I expect any deadly creatures to come knocking on my door?

Yikes. This is seriously, seriously why I will always want to live in a city. And let's just pretend those sewer alligators in New York do not exist.

Is anyone else's skin crawling just thinking about this?

 

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