All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Waders, Be Wary of Gators

Loren Coleman writes today at Cryptomundo about a three-foot alligator captured recently in a pond at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. The gator was transferred to the zoo at York's Wild Kingdom.

Coleman notes that this is not Maine's first alligator sighting: a 31-inch specimen was shot in Kennebunkport in 2000. And he hints that other toothy reptiles might once have inhabited the state.
Finally, Maine has two alligator-named local bodies of water. Such watery sites are almost always named after their shapes. However, some rumored reports of large lizards and perhaps old reports of ‘gators have been linked to the ones in Maine. Alligator Lake is a lake in Hancock County, Maine. It has an elevation of 465 feet, and is found in grid T34 MD. Meanwhile you can find a Alligator Pond, in TAR11 WELS, Piscataquis County. [Link]
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At 2:06 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Michelle Souliere said...

Ohhh... I got scooped by you too! :) Hi Chris...


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