Thursday, February 12, 2009

There's a Database for Everything

If you plan to visit Florida anytime soon, I have good news for you.

When you think of Florida, aren't you terrified of the wildlife that this great state harbors? Do you fear being attacked by an alligator as you stroll through the Magic Kingdom? Do you worry that your little angels will become gator chow as they paddle in the pool at your resort?

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks so. That can be the only explanation for this database.

Gator attacks are rare and often result from the animal being cornered and stressed by a changing environment and the reduced food supply that comes with it. If you stroll along a low-water canal with your well-fed Maltie named Porky-poo yapping away at the water's edge, well, that's your business. Why our local paper thought that a database would help you is beyond me. Also, I doubt that steering clear of the site of a previous gator attack will help much, since, you know, alligators move around.

In case you need it, though, we have a database for it.


Foodycat said...

I grew up in Australia - I do not fear your gators!

Anonymous said...

My dad swears that when he was at U of F, just about every frat house threw their pledges into the pond on campus that had 2-3 gators in it. But you never read about college students ever getting chomped. Maybe gators don't like the smell of Bud Light?