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Sep 02 2011

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Gators come to town

By SCARLET O’ROURKE
Staff Writer
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

A new kind of hobo is sweeping the streets of Port Isabel. With the lack of rainfall over the sum­mer, alligators have been roaming around town and into the Bay area look­ing for a new, wet place to live.

“They are water-based animals and everything else is drying up, you know? They’re just look­ing for water. That’s pret­ty much it in a nutshell,” said Biologist Sam Pat­ton.

A common myth is that alligators cannot survive in salt water—but resi­dents of the Port Isabel area are well aware that the ‘gators have been making a home of the Bay-side.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Sept. 1 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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