Alligators in The Sewers Day

As if, we have more class than that.

Well I’ll be, New Yorker are celebrating the 75th anniversary of alligators in sewers. It was 75 years ago today that the New York Times printed a story about 16 year old Salvatore Condulucci who allegedly discovered a  8-foot, 125-pound gator in a Manhattan sewer on East 123rd Street . Yes, ever since the story circulated the urban legend has spiraled out of control. Many people still  believe that below the streets of New York in the bowels of  the bacteria-laden sewer system live families of discarded pet alligators. Hmm, more like discarded mobsters , drug dealers and  Hoffa.

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15 responses to “Alligators in The Sewers Day

  1. The Celtic Queen

    Didn’t they make a movie about that? We probably have them here too up in the Northern Territory but Aussies are so laid back they wouldn’t give a damn.

  2. Susi Spice

    hang on… let me get this straight. there was ONE crocodile.. then people in a way flushed other pet alligators down the sewers and now a whole civilization of sewer aligators are down there… how do we know that they are not planning a massive take over of New York? i mean wouldnt you be if you were forced to eat all that s hit everyday??

  3. Tony

    The Alligators Picnic.

    If you go down the sewer today
    You’re sure of a big surprise
    If you go down the sewer today
    You’d better go in disguise.
    For every gator that ever there was
    Will gather there for certain, because
    Today’s the day the gators eat New Yorkers.

  4. I think that a lot of people flushed them down back then, but I don’t think they could survive the New York winters. That said, I think there are probably more dead mafia in the everglades than even gators.

    Did you ever see the story about the anaconda and gator pretty much swallowing each other? I love the Glades!
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4313978.stm

  5. Was not the dreaded mutant ninja turtle storyline based on this? So it’s not true?

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