Paging Crocodile Dundee, Three Reptiles Caught in NYC Last Weekend

Funny story written by Gail Farrelly

Sunday, 29 August 2010

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He's movin' on out of NYC.

Yep, that's right. Three of 'em. One was an alligator; the second, a lizard; the third, an iguana.

The alligator was caught after supposedly hiding under a Datsun in Queens. But that wasn't the whole story. To get the scoop for Spoof readers, reporter Gail Farrelly headed to the animal shelter where the gator had been taken. She was able to get a one-on-one interview.

"I was just doing an underbelly check of the Datsun when somebody spotted me and started screaming," said the alligator. "Good grief, you'd think I was a massive, hulking creature. I'm only 14 inches long and not even a year old, for Pete's sake."

The gator confided to Farrelly that his immediate plans include taking in a few movies and Broadway shows. "I just love bedbugs," he said, "and I'm told that NY theaters are the best places to find tons of them to chomp on."

When Farrelly asked him if he planned to make NYC his home, the gator shivered and gave out with a little yelp. "Are you crazy?" he replied. "Live in NYC? No way. It's a jungle out there."

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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