- Alligator raises pet insurance questions
- June 1, 2011 | 0 Responses
A boy who dragged home a six-foot long ‘pet’ alligator will have had pet insurers tongues wagging last week.
Michael Dasher snared the gigantic reptile while out fishing with friends and, once he’d tamed the beast, decided to take it back to his grandfather’s house.
Slightly perturbed by the reptilian intrusion, Benjie Cox called the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and wildlife officials.
Mr Cox gave his grandson a stern talking to, not least because the boy jumped on the alligator’s back in order to subdue the gator – a potentially fatal manoeuvre.
Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrived at the family home to deal with the pet insurance nightmare and told reporters that they were planning on releasing it back into the wild.
Earlier this week, the Bournemouth Echo reported that a dog owner in the UK had to rush their pet to the vets after it was bitten on the nose by an adder.