Thursday, November 08, 2007

Response to Jorge's Alligators

Responses to Jorge Moran's "pets"

From Tony Casola, Long Island
I'm sure glad they are your pets.

Jorge.- You don't know what you are missing.
Jeanette Murphy, Long Island

i guess that means you don't need a garbage disposal for your leftovers!! yikes!

Jorge.- Unfortunately not. A cardinal rule is that you never, ever feed any alligator. There is a saying here in South Carolina; a human fed alligator is a dead alligator. If you feed one, he'll keep coming back and the problem is when you stop; then he'll demand food. If he is not fed, he will get angry to the point of aggression against any human that gets near him. Critter control then has to catch him and euthanize him.
Bernie Wolf, New Jersey


Jorge.- Yes, Bernie, that's our house there. And as you can see, there are no fences!

Barbara and Howard Jaslow, Sun City
Thanks, this was a great picture.  Be sure they are not hungry when you're working out there!

Jorge.- When they come over, they are full from their hunt. All they want to do is to relax and let the food go down.

Denise Huber, Queens, NY

You guys have very scary pets  -- I'll stick to dogs

Jorge.- Denise's husband, Gary (my brother-in-law) and I had quite an experience trying to fish back there with one of them alligators going after the bait. We decided to separate about 20 yards, I would throw the line in the water and fish for a few minutes until he came after the bait. I would then pull the line out and Gary would throw his in. He would then go to Gary's line, and back and forth. What a dumb animal, he wouldn't learn!  After about a half hour, he got angry, and we decided it was prudent to quit, we weren't going to catch anything with him around anyway.