Stupid Pet Trick of the Week: Wally the Watchgator?
Nope, the weird part is that the pot farm was being guarded by "Wally," a 4-foot-long, 55-pound alligator.
A 29-year-old suspect was arrested at the house for felony possession of concentrated cannabis and cultivation of marijuana for sale, and Wally was sent off to an exotic-animal shelter in the nearby town of Phelan, reported Village Voice Media's national medical-marijuana blog. You can read that story here.
Okay, so a 4-foot alligator doesn't exactly sound that menacing, although technically, they can move pretty fast, at least for short distances. But even though the publicity-hungry narcs are calling their catch a "Watchgator," they actually found the beast in a "black cement-mixing tub" inside the house where the farm was located, raising the question of whether Wally was really just an innocent bystander, or what most people would refer to as a "pet alligator" rather than some pimped-out wannabe drug kingpin's idea of pot protection.