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Injured Alligators Flown to Wisconsin

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Posted by: waspinator421 at Fri Nov 11 14:15:10 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by waspinator421 ]  
   

Yesterday afternoon while I was at work at the Madison Airport, a small plane came in to transfer two alligators to an experienced vet nearby. I was one of the people coordinating the arrival so I got a front row seat.

When the plane landed I was waiting at the taxiway in a tug and had it follow me to one of our hangars. Then I got out to marshal it into the spot I wanted it to park. Immediately I hopped back into the tug and pushed it into the hangar while my coworker closed the hangar doors.

It was 36F outside, so we figured a heated hangar was the best place to transfer cold blooded animals.

I knew these gators were coming in all week, but when the day came, I had no clue it was going to be such a big deal that news crews were going to be there as well. Interesting to watch them interview Mr. Boyko about what happened.

Here are some links to video I took, the actual news clip, and an article to find out more. He also just launched a website to help raise funds for the gators' care.

My YouTube Vids:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO04XHXSGc8

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv480AvsWwA

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAe-U9pP6lQ


News clip (pop up video - disable pop ups to watch)

www.wkow.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=6441353&at1=News&h1=Gator Aid&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


Article:

host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/injured-pet-alligators-make--mile-trip-to-mcfarland-vet/article_c537f716-0c06-11e1-9b75-001cc4c002e0.html


Gator Guy Website:

www.thegatorguy.com
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