Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 23rd, 2008
On Sunday, June 22, 2008, Massachusetts got into the out-of-place alligator business. Welcome to another summer of errant crocs in North America!
Barnstable police and Barnstable Natural Resource officer responded to a Hyannis resident who reported finding an alligator resting under his car, on Hiramar Road.
The animal was described as 3-feet in length and about 60 pounds, said Natural Resources Officer Thomas Murray.
The call came in as a 911 call and at first police were not sure if the caller was joking, reported the Cape Cod Times.
They obviously haven’t read the recent “Crazy Crocs” items on Cryptomundo!
To think I went all the way to Florida to see alligators in March. I could have waited until June and gone to the Cape to see one “in the wild.” You never can tell what surprises are out there when you go to start your car. Perhaps it was part of the advance reptilian invasion out to steal gasoline from Cape Cod vehicles?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.