Monday, April 25, 2011
Sexual Predator Alligator On The Prowl
Alligator finds its way into Fla. woman's bathroom
Apr 25 2011
PALMETTO, Fla. — A Tampa-area woman found an unwelcome weekend guest in her bathroom _ a 7-foot alligator.
Alexis Dunbar says she screamed and the alligator hissed when she found it inside the bathroom of her home Saturday afternoon. Her boyfriend propped a small table by the bathroom to keep the gator inside until an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission showed up to take him away.
Police were also summoned to question Dunbar because of recent reports of bestiality in and around the Tampa area. Several cases of sexual assault of wild animals by humans have been reported in the past year. "These animals are defenseless against their more clever human counterparts who can control the animals more easily with special tools," said an unidentified man who declined to identify himself.
Dunbar believes the male alligator used a doggie door on the back porch to get inside the house. She indicated she would be putting a bolted lock on the doggie door from now on. She lives in Palmetto, which is south of St. Petersburg.
Spring is mating season for alligators and wildlife officials urge people to be extremely cautious, especially around water. The gator could have sexually assaulted Dunbar had she been alone. Her scream was probably interpreted as a mating call by the gator although the hiss was an indicator of disapproval of the woman by the horny gator. "He probably didn't find Dunbar to be that attractive," said an unidentified wildlife official who declined to be quoted.