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Old 03-24-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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Mar 24, 2009: Robo-Croc

Robo-Croc is a 10-foot male crocodile that got his head run over by a car.
This happened down in the Florida Keys last December... probably there for the Christmas holidays.

Anyway, he was taken to Miami's Metrozoo, but they didn't think he'd make it because his broken snout was hanging limp.
As if a limp snout wasn't depressing enough, he couldn't eat, and after three months things looked pretty grim.
Then Douglas Mader, of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, decided to cure him or kill him.



Instead of going in an splicing bones with screws and metal bits, like the do with people, Robo-Croc is spliced on the outside.



Time will tell how long he makes it, but at least he doesn't have a limp snout.

He may have a future in horror films and children's nightmares, too.

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Old 03-24-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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Robo-Croc

Nothing worse than a limp snout.........
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:13 AM   #3
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There I t'was a baitin my hook down by yonder pond when I sees what looks like an old dressah with shiny new hinges on it, in the shallows. But then it grabbed ol'yeller and drug him in tah the deep. I ain't never seen no dressah move so gawl darn fast!
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:36 AM   #4
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Damn! Next time, gotta drive a bigger truck.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:06 AM   #5
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Remove all metal splicings prior to ingestion. Cook thoroughly till internal temperature is 160 degrees.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:49 AM   #6
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Wouldn't it have been kinder to put the darn thing out of its misery?
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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It's Doctor Crocenstein!

He's now the coolest croc in the swamp.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:07 AM   #8
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Wouldn't it have been kinder to put the darn thing out of its misery?
I second that emotion.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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Ya know if that would have been a homeless person they probably wouldn't even have been taken to a hospital.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
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Nuke it from Orbit
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:33 AM   #11
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Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile
You may very well be well bred
Lots ot etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette
For instance:
Never smile at a crocodile
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:39 AM   #12
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He may not have the bite he used to but he's already made the switch from analog to HD.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:21 AM   #13
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:24 AM   #14
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The story is riveting.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:38 AM   #15
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The story is riveting.
You hit the nail right on the head.
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