"Young, who was hired by Los Angeles officials at a cost of $800 a day, said he is confident he'll get the job done. "At most, I can lose a couple of fingers," he said."

"It is because of this cat-and-mouse game that Young said he doesn't wear shoes when pursuing alligators. "Shoes just slow you down," he said."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-alligator17aug17,1,5988050.story?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-081805notebook_lat,0,742789.htmlstory?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-081805gator_lat,0,1096847.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Best News Stories Ever, as far as I'm concerned, must involve escaped wildlife. My previous two favorite news stories ever took place in my hometown of Santa Barbara. In one, a capybara, which is a South American rodent that looks just like a guinea pig but is the size of a large hog, escaped from the zoo and spent several months on the loose, eating vegetables out of people's gardens and running away before the zoo people could recapture it. In the other, someone released a piranha into a pond in the Alice Keck Park Park (it was established by a lady named Alice Keck Park) and teams of experts were unable to capture it. Then a twelve-year-old boy took his father's fishing rod, snuck into the park after dark, hooked it, and brought it home in a bucket.
"Young, who was hired by Los Angeles officials at a cost of $800 a day, said he is confident he'll get the job done. "At most, I can lose a couple of fingers," he said."

"It is because of this cat-and-mouse game that Young said he doesn't wear shoes when pursuing alligators. "Shoes just slow you down," he said."

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-alligator17aug17,1,5988050.story?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-081805notebook_lat,0,742789.htmlstory?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-081805gator_lat,0,1096847.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Best News Stories Ever, as far as I'm concerned, must involve escaped wildlife. My previous two favorite news stories ever took place in my hometown of Santa Barbara. In one, a capybara, which is a South American rodent that looks just like a guinea pig but is the size of a large hog, escaped from the zoo and spent several months on the loose, eating vegetables out of people's gardens and running away before the zoo people could recapture it. In the other, someone released a piranha into a pond in the Alice Keck Park Park (it was established by a lady named Alice Keck Park) and teams of experts were unable to capture it. Then a twelve-year-old boy took his father's fishing rod, snuck into the park after dark, hooked it, and brought it home in a bucket.
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