Ingrid, the Friendly (Police-sponsored) Alligator

The original article is now, alas, behind the CHICAGO TRIBUNE paywall.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 21, 2018
     Category: Animals | Cops | 1950s

This article can be read by anyone who has free access to newspaper archive dot com, which is usually available through their local library or some state online library systems. Once you're at the archive page, click on Florida, and on the page that comes up, use the search terms "ingrid alligator" (without quote marks). The first article that came up for me was from the Panama City News Herald of September 19, 1951, which had all the details of this story. (Paul and Alex, if you want the link to my state library's site, email me and I'll send it to you. Anyone can use it, no logging in is required.)
Posted by Fritz G on 04/21/18 at 01:35 PM
Very handy, Fritz! Thanks! I will investigate similar local access.
Posted by Paul on 04/21/18 at 01:43 PM
Not a reflection on the girl's activities, but Nature doesn't wear the face of Bambi. Those idiots working at the garage should have been held responsible for the injuries. One ongoing situation at Yellowstone National Park is the problem of tourists trying to feed or get close to the wildlife and then expressing shock, surprise
and outrage when they are mauled and injured.

You shake hands with the Devil and you get burned.
Posted by KDP on 04/21/18 at 03:11 PM
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