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    Exclamation Alligator Kills Human in New Orleans

    Well, that could have been the headline. But it also could have been something to do with Darwinism.
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    Authorities say an alligator may be the cause of a fatal wreck early Friday morning (May 8 ) in eastern New Orleans. The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. near the Michoud exit of Interstate 10 eastbound.

    Police told our news partners at WVUE FOX 8 that investigators believe motorists in the middle lane were trying to swerve around a 5-foot alligator when the wreck happened.

    The FOX 8 report said a van hit the gator and came to a complete stop in the middle lane. An 18-wheeler behind the van was slowing down when a Mitsubishi Eclipse passed the semi and rear-ended the van.

    The driver of the Eclipse was killed in the wreck, and his name has not been released. A female passenger in the car and the driver of the van were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries.

    Graphic photos (see them) from the scene show a wrecked vehicle with a gator that appears to have been run over. Emergency workers told FOX 8 the alligator later walked back to the bayou, minus a foot and part of its tail.

    Two lanes of the interstate were closed during the investigation, but the roadway reopened as of 6:45 a.m.
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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    Elephant Butte New Mexico
    speaking of Darwin-ism...

    had a similar rcc ( real close call when an asshat started to pass me while I had a fully loaded trailer when he just didn't see the deer grazing a bit down the hill. Impatience nearly killed I was doing 10 under the limit..think I might have a reason? Of course they bolted, and he ended up in a ditch.


    I had skis to drop off

    be aware of local it gators in New Orleans

    Deers and other big critters ( hit a coyote doing's big)

    drunken pedestrians crossing las vegas blvd.

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