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A backyard alligator, drug-induced self mutilation and more bizarre news
First Published Jun 26 2013 11:08 am • Last Updated Jun 26 2013 11:08 am

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A backyard alligator, drug-induced self mutilation and more bizarre news

The show 'Swamp People' comes through with a win(The Evening Sun/Courtesy Jaime Sullivan)Police in Pennsylvania credit the reality TV show "Swamp People" with helping them catch an alligator hanging out in someone's backyard. Officer John Carbaugh, who caught the reptile with the help of three others, said: "We duct-taped its mouth because, honestly, that's what we'd seen watching 'Swamp People' on TV." Carbaugh also observed that the 3-foot-long alligator was "a strong bugger." Jaime Sullivan, whose daughter noticed the alligator ...

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