Friday, May 11, 2007

Go Reggie Go!

If we can keep all the illegal aliens in Los angeles and not capture them and send them back to their natural habitat, why not Reggie The Alligator? Recent of sightings of Reggie, the elusive Lake Machado creature that had vanished 18 months ago, has city officials plotting a capture. Reggie reappeared Monday, April 30, 2007 after vanishing for 1 1/2 years in an urban lake where the reptile turned up in 2005 and repeatedly skunked would-be 'gator wranglers. Go Reggie Go!

Several would-be 'gator wranglers failed in attempts to remove the wily Reggie from the murky waters at Harbor Regional Park in 2005, but his reappearance last week reinvigorated efforts to plot a capture. Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she was working with a representative of late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and Qantas Airways on a plan that would bring Irwin's crew to Los Angeles within the next week or two. Go Reggie Go!

Reggie was an illegal pet allegedly tossed into the 50-acre lake by a former Los Angeles policeman when it got too big. It was spotted in August 2005 and caused a stir until disappearing the following October. But Reggie didn't reappear last year. The, last Monday, park visitors spotted an alligator that looked to be about 7 feet long swam across the Lake Machado's southern end. There have been several more sightings since. Reggie's fate had been a puzzle, with some believing the alligator had died. Go Reggie Go!

To honor our local hero, someone has even created a website to Save Reggie! If captured, the alligator could be housed at the Los Angeles Zoo...why can't we do that with other illegal aliens?

Go Reggie Go!