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August 13, 2013: A Joplin couple, Steve Wiktorek and Sheila Burke, found a two-foot alligator in a rain-filled pothole near their home. After capturing the alligator, it was turned over to the Humane Society. Read the original news story here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.