Quick thinking saves animals at Alligator Farm after crash

The 1,500 animals at the Alligator Farm were fine Saturday after narrowly avoiding calamity Friday, when a car smashed into a light pole providing the electricity to power their heaters.

John Brueggen, Alligator Farm director, said that the 35-degree weather predicted for Friday night would have injured the animals had a quick-thinking firefighter not called him at home to tell him the power was out.

“Most of the animals need heat,” he said. “All the birds, all the monkeys, all have their individual heaters.”

And the crocodiles and alligators stay warm by slipping into water pumped up from a well, which uses electricity.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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