Friday, April 28, 2006


Recently eaten: tuna melt
Recent annoyance: loud domestic squabbles at 6 AM outside my window

A hard-hitting article from

Bobby Boucher: My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
"CANBERRA, Australia -- A cantankerous crocodile chased a man removing a storm-felled tree from its pen before stealing his chainsaw, shattering a few teeth in the process.

The aptly named Brutus, a 4.5m (15-ft) saltwater crocodile kept as an attraction at the Corroboree Park Tavern in Australia's Northern Territory, took offence at the noise of the chainsaw as the man cut the fallen tree, tavern co-owner Linda Francis told Reuters.

"Freddy had climbed out on to the tree and was removing a limb when the crocodile just erupted from his pool about 20m (60 ft) away and used the tree to launch himself up at Fred and the chainsaw," Francis said on Friday.

"Fred virtually gave him the chainsaw, shoved it at him. It was still going and he took the chainsaw onto the ground and proceeded to smash it and it stalled. The crocodile didn't cut himself, just broke a few teeth."

Brutus then took the chainsaw into his pond and played with it for about an hour, destroying it, before losing interest."

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