Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brazilian woman finds alligator behind sofa

Map of BrazilA woman in Brazil was shocked to find an alligator hiding behind her sofa after heavy rains flooded her house in the central town of Parauapebas, in Para state.

She said she was alerted to the animal's presence by her son, who was patting the alligator's head.

The woman snatched the child away and called the fire brigade, who trapped the 1.5m-long (5ft) reptile.

The firefighters said the family was lucky the animal was not hungry.

Firefighter Captain Luiz Claudio Farias said the alligator could have seriously hurt or even killed the boy.

Mr Farias said it was not uncommon for animals such as alligators and snakes to enter people's houses in towns such as Parauapebas which are built very near rivers and the rainforest.

He said the animal had been released in a less populated area of the town.

via BBC News - Brazilian woman finds alligator behind sofa.

Check behind your sofa! Don't take any chances. Check now! I'm sitting on my sofa right now, and I didn't even check behind it before I sat down. There could be an alligator. Even two. I'm getting up to look.... really.... but first I'm getting a broom, just in case... okay, all clear.

Check behind your sofa and report back here. We can get through this if we all stick together.


Cheng said...

You should have sent a small child to check for you Xeno. They appear to be immune to alligator attack.

Mirlen101 said...

I hate when that happens !

Mirlen101 said...

Here's what you do you take a mouse tied to a string . Then you tie a brick to the other end . You place a ramp out the open window . Throw the mouse behind the couch ! Once the alligator swallows the mouse you throw the brick out the window ! Works every time ! For small ones though ! They have to be under 3 feet ! Bigger ones you just RUN !!! Tell an unwanted neighbor that you left your house because a big breasted naked lady ( sword swallower by profession ) won't leave ! Last you saw she was hiding behind the couch ! :-) And she's crazy about sausages ! ;-) Wait 10 minutes call the police and tell them there's some crazy dude with sausages in your house !