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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just Gators Being Gators: Bonnie Noshes on Claude's Claw

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Would it have been tasteless to name this cold-blooded killer Dan White?

Claude, the California Academy of Science's albino alligator, will have a bit of trouble flipping anyone the bird for a while.

The pale fella has apparently suffered a bite on the "pinky" from his tank-mate Bonnie (Bonnie and Claude? Am I missing something here?).

Like Los Angelinos tailgating in the parking lots of In-N-Outs, this, apparently, is what gators do to one another. Still, Claude will be moved to his own tank tomorrow so he can be examined and treated in the event of an infection.

I guess even the Academy of Sciences is experiencing white flight to the 'burbs.

Photo   |   Ingrid Taylar

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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