This post requires some work on your part - if you don't mind looking at reptiles, please click on the photo to enlarge and let me know what you think it is. When I took the photo, I thought it was a turtle, but it may be a snake.
Several people asked if the lake in yesterday's post was a home to an alligator a few years back - and yes, it was.
The True Story of Reggie
Reggie, the alligator, was first seen swimming in Machado Lake at Kenneth Malloy Memorial Park (or Harbor Park) in August 2005. He eluded elaborate efforts to capture him and was sighted again in April 2007. In May 2007, Reggie stepped out on dry land and “a zoo employee, jumped on his back, threw a t-shirt over his head, and wrapped duct tape around his snout. He was seven feet long at the time of his capture.” Reggie was moved to Los Angeles Zoo, where in August 2007, he again briefly escaped from his cage. Wikipedia on Reggie, the alligator