Diary - Come on, get snappy

13th November 2009 at 00:00

Bring a pet to school day is always fun. Less so when it is a pet alligator.

Dave Brady, a US wildlife officer, brought the five-foot alligator into his daughter's school in Florida for a show-and-tell.

Initially, pupils were impressed. Mr Brady had recently captured the reptile and had sensibly taped shut its mouth. But things started to go downhill when the alligator escaped off the back of Mr Brady's truck after his visit to the school in Panama City Beach.

"Most people don't think they can jump, but they have an amazing ability," explained Stan Kirkland, a spokesman from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "They can not only jump, they can run."

After leaping out of the truck, it ran towards a local pond. At the time of going to press, the taped-up alligator had still managed to evade capture.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now