I love shows on Animal Planet or the Travel Channel that explores exotic places or showcases the ball-sey individuals who can deal with things like rattlesnakes, alligators and sharks.
I’ve often thought, “I am SO glad I live in Minnesota and don’t have to deal with ANY of those things!”….
Firmly entrenched in the category of “WhiskeyTangoFoxTrot” (WTF) are these two lovely bits of new from my hometown.
Article #1 (July 12, 2016)
SHUT the front DOOR!
Oh wait…it gets better.
Article #2 (July 20, 2016)
Bring Me the News stated, “There’s an infestation in the Brainerd Lakes area and it’s not of mosquitoes – it’s alligators.”
Now, you may be asking yourself, “where did they come from?” YEAH. WE’D LIKE TO KNOW THAT TOO.
Rumors have flown around on social media involving everything from them being released from an illegal alligator farm in a neighboring county to them being escapees from a local wildlife park. All told there have been three sightings of these swamp monsters in an area that is used to dealing with things like skunks and bears. THREE SIGHTINGS. I seriously am afraid to let my kids swim in a lake. Did I mention we live in The Land of 10,000 Lakes?
The only comforting thing (and this can be viewed as a sad thing too) is that there is no way these poor buggers (if there are more…and I believe there is) will never survive a Minnesota winter.
Honestly, I have never wished for an extremely cold winter so bad in my life. And “17 weeks until winter” sounded too soon, now it sounds like an eternity.