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Signs of Obliviocy

After a 10-foot alligator was spotted in a bayou in Orange, Texas, “No Swimming” signs were put up. Tommie Woodward, 28, wasn’t impressed. He told friends “[expletive] the alligators” and jumped in — in the dark. “Almost immediately,” Woodward was calling for help. “Next thing I know this girl is screaming, ‘an alligator’s got him, an alligator’s got him!’,” said his friend, Michelle Wright. In the beam of her flashlight, “I saw his body floating face down and then he’s up there for a couple seconds and then he gets dragged back down and pulled off.” Woodward’s body was found two hours later. (RC/KFDM Beaumont) ...It’s unclear which expletive he used, but I’m guessing he didn’t accomplish it.
Original Publication Date: 05 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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