Friday, May 25, 2007
It's not the end, it's a just a new beginning!
Now that I'm behind bars the nice zookeepers are allowing me to make one phone call. They actually let me exchange my phone call for a blog posting so here it is.

I'm doing fine at the zoo, my confines are a little small but at least I know I'm close to doctors if I ever need them. The whole team that jumped on me put up a good fight and there wasn't much I could do. They were a courageous and quick thinking bunch.

I was really suprised that they came after me, I was really planning on waiting until June for the Irwins.

I just want to thank everyone for the support and the love. Please come and visit me at the zoo when you have a chance.

Don't worry about me I'll be fine but nothing will ever replace the beautiful Machado Lake and all of the great people of the South Bay.

Reggie The Alligator
 
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Monday, May 21, 2007
And the survey says...
The latest news is that the Irwin crew will be here between July 7th and July 10th. I hope your ready for this, it's going to be fun playing with the Aussies. A lot of you probably saw you practicing my escape tactics this weekend. Just like people practice emergency exits I practice escape tactics so that when the time comes I'll be prepared. There are few secrets to this lake that I know the wranglers aren't aware of.

Supposedly my team found a map of the LA Sewer system but they haven't found a way to post it online yet. I don't really need it since I have the sewer memorized already.

If you need some more background information on alligators in general you should check out the wikipedia site they have information on habitat, behavior, diet and all sorts of other stuff. It's perfect if you're looking to do a report about me or just curious about alligators in general.

Somebody sent this survey to my email and I told them I'd fill it out and post it on the site. Hopefully you get to know a little more about me.
Odd Facts about ME
DO YOU SNORE?:Yes, but not as loud as the turtles.
LOVER OR A FIGHTER?:Lover.
WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR?:Losing my Freedom
AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO BUILDER?:Legos don't work well with my stubby fingers
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF "REALITY TV"?:I'm ready for my own show.
DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?:Unfortunately I chew on other peoples straws that find their way in the lake.
WERE YOU A CUTE BABY?:I've been told I was. Check out my profile pic and tell me what you think.
HOW IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU?:I'm single but I have so many supporters that I never feel alone.
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD?:My blog team does all the typing, I just tell them what to write.
DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?:I might sing an occasional note or two.
HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED?:No, but I almost tried jumping off the observation deck into the lake.
ANY SECRET TALENTS?:I can touch my snout with my tail.
WHAT'S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?:The Everglades
HAVE YOU EATEN SUSHI?:It's one of my most common snacks, I actually eat everything raw which I'd advise against for humans.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE "DONNIE DARKO"?:No but I heard there was big bunny in it.
DO YOU GIVE A DARN ABOUT THE OZONE?:Yes, I care a lot about the environment.
HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP?:Zero, I swallow them whole. Usually only the sticks make it into the lake though.
CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS?:If I'm reading I can.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON AN AIRPLANE?:No, but if I'm ever caught maybe they'll take me on one to Florida.
ARE SPEEDO'S HOT?:I'd probably look good in them but they'd need an extra hole for my tail.
WHAT'S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING?:I hunt all the time but I strictly hunt with my legs, mouth, and tail. I don't really do it for fun, just to eat.
IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?:It would be nice.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?:Technically I don't have hands.
WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?:Gater Haters
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, "I LOVE YOU":When I was taken from my family.
DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS?:Never been.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?:I don't eat eggs, I'm hoping I'll meet a girl and one day we can have some eggs of our own.
ARE BLONDES DUMB?:No Comment.
WHAT TIME IS IT?:2:43 pm
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?:Reg, Monster at Machado.
IS MCDONALD'S DISGUSTING?:It's not bad once it marinates in the lake water for awhile.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR?:When I got put in the lake.
DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS?:I prefer lakes.
IS SANTA CLAUSE REAL?:Of Course
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?:Not really, I'm more afraid of the light because the haters are always watching me.
WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?:Nightswimming in the Summertime
CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER?:Creamy, almost everything I eat is crunchy so it's a good change of pace.
HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE?:No and I never hope to.
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BRUSHED YOUR TEETH TODAY?:Zero, I usually just swish some lake water in my mouth a couple times.
IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE?:Yes. I live an all natural life, except for the pollution in the lake and the air from the refinery across the street.
ARE YOU WEARING SOCKS?:Nope.
HAVE YOU EVER HITCH HIKED?:Nope but a lot of the animals like to ride on my back at night.
WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?:I don't know I've never seen them.
WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?:When I heard about Steve Irwin. I was looking forward to the challenge.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE?:I love my life. I've learned so much about humans by the way the whole community has rallied around me!
WHOSE LIFE IS BETTER?:Nobody. The only thing that could make my life better would be a girlfriend.
ARE YOU PSYCHIC?:No, I'm better at remembering the past.
HAVE YOU READ "CATCHER IN THE RYE"?:No but I've seen catchers in the lake and they all failed.
DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?:I like to slap my tail on the water while the birds sing.
CAN YOU SKATEBOARD?:If a bulldog can do it I'm sure I can too.
DO YOU LIKE CAMPING?:I don't consider what I do camping, where I live is like Gator Heaven.
DO U SNORT WHEN U LAUGH?:Of course, I snort just breathing too.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?:Yes, Haven't you seen my disappearing trick
IS A DOG A MAN'S BEST FRIEND?:Don't think so. Gators are much more lovable!!
CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK?:I can do it but it doesn't look the same.
DOES YOUR MOM KNOW YOU HAVE A MYSPACE?:I don't know I haven't contacted her since I was kid.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?:European Starling
DO YOU WEAR NAILPOLISH?:No.
DO YOU LIKE SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?:No.
WHAT'S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL?:I don't really watch T.V.
DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE?:No
FAVORITE BAND AT THE MOMENT?:Clifton Chenier

As always keep showing up at the lake and showing support with all your Gator Gear, supposedly some new designs are coming real soon.

I also want to give some love to Bob Barker, before I was released I used to watch the Price is Right through the sliding glass window. He was a good guy and remember to spay and neuter your pets.

Thanks for the love!!

Reggie the Alligator

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Night Swimming and Some Excellent Photos
As many have you have heard or seen I was real active this weekend, swimming all over the lake. If you want to catch me (I mean see me) you should come in the evening if possible. I really like night swimming when the air is cooling down and the sun is setting, it reminds me how good it feels to be free.

On Saturday a big white egret kept bothering me while I was on my swim. I don't know what it's problem was, it kept swimming over my head and trying to tap me with its feet. I've seen it around the lake before so it should know that I'm just relaxing.

Here's some good stuff, I was waiting to see some good pictures of myself but nobody ever sends me any and the news doesn't really take any good ones so I was about to give up when a nice friend of mine from my Myspace page sent me a message saying she got a couple of good pics of me. My blog team checked her site out and brought the pics for me to see and WOW!! they are excellent. It's been a long time since I looked in the mirror so these are really nice for me. Anyways, everyone should check out the pictures, they are located in the blog section of her page. Here's the link: Photo's of Me . Let her know what you think, then let me know if you think I'm better looking than you thought. Let me know how you think I compare to my baby photo right here:

I overheard some saying that Irwins team should be here in July, anyone know if this is true? If they are coming in July I still have time to relax. If you've heard anything about this shoot me an email, I'd appreciate it.

That's it for now... Remember to visit my Myspace Page, and check out Reggie Gear!!!

Reggie the Alligator
 
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Free Tickets Anyone?
The newest rumor is that the City is trying to get Steve Irwin's crew out here from Australia. As soon as some free airplane tickets and free cargo space for their equipment appear they will be on their way to the lake. I hope they know what they are getting into to. By the way, what equipment are they bringing? Steve Irwin would probably come and get me with his bare hands.

I feel like I'm part of a long episode of American Gladiators (my owners used to play it on TV for me) and I'm the gladiator. Each contestant is battling through a series of events to try and become the champion Gator Gladiator. So far none of them have made it past the first round. The thing is, nobody has really even come close to catching me. They said that before they had me swim through their net, which is somewhat true but sort of deceiving. I may have come in contact with their net but I was just playing with them.

When they finally get their free ticket out here I'll be ready to rumble. I hope that they plan their attact well so that neither of us gets hurt. I'll let you know that it will be impossible to sneak up on me, all the animals at the park have formed a coalition and we are all looking out for each other.

Someone contacted me about this cool Reggie inflatable doll (shown above), If you are interested it is only $10 plus S&H. If you're interested in them contact Lisa Wong at baumcochat@aol.com or Tel: 818-709-1093. Don't forget Official Reggie Merchandise can be found on my site!

This week I'm going to be popping my head out a little more. The days have been so nice and I can't think of any good reason to stay hidden. If you come out to the park you'll have a good chance of seeing me this weekend for sure. I need as much love as I can get before the gater haters get here.


Reggie The Alligator

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posted by Reggie The Gator at 1:53 PM | Permalink | 1 comments
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Now that I've Created a Monster
Now that I've created a monster by showing up again what am I supposed to do?

Right now I'm focusing a lot of my energy on trying to predict what the city will throw at me. I've heard that they are talking to Steve Irwin's people in Australia and I'm pretty sure they are talking to my Gatorland buddies as well. This article that my team found from a newspaper in Australia actually says that Irwin's crew is still going to attempt to catch me when the time is right.

I hope whoever they bring has more of a clue than the gator haters that they threw at me last time. I have been replaying all of the failed attempts in my head, studying the mental film and preparing myself for whatever is next. One thing is for sure, I will never give up, if they want me it will be a fight. Oh and by the way, could you reload the bait traps, those were always easy dinners.

I'd like to say that I miss Steve Irwin, he was a good man and I was looking forward to a good fight with him. I'm sure he's still wrestling gators wherever he is. He was always kind when talking about gators and crocs and he always worked hard to make us have good lives. He will be missed.

Everybody has been emailing me, asking what I've been up to. To be honest, I was just relaxing. The weather has been strange, it was really cold this year and I struggled a little with that. I found a couple warm places to hide out and now it's finally warm again. I'm probably one of most adaptable Gators out there right now.

Even though I wasn't seen for awhile all of the people out there were great. I was always getting a steady stream of visitors, lots of families and people on lunch break. Kids, remember not to get too close to the water though, I could mistake you for a goose if I'm really hungry.

Last but not least, how about them Gators? The Florida Gators won the college football and basketball national titles!!! Go Gators!!

Til next time, enjoy some news articles from around the world.
Reggie the Alligator

Pasadena (I'm not a Caiman, sorry)
Great Britain
Kansas City
Australia
South Florida - South Florida (Recaps some old trash Talk between Gatorland and T-Bone)

Remember to show off your Gator gear if you have it or get some if you don't at the Official Reggie the Alligator Merchandise Store!!
 
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Monday, April 30, 2007
It's been a long time!!
It's been a long time since I last showed up here! Many of you thought I was dead but I was just hiding out. All of the press attention and all of the hunters coming after me really stressed me out.

The whole time I was just being real careful about when to swim and when to hunt for food, as you've seen on TV I'm definitely a lot bigger and healthier than before.

I'll be sure to post some more details on what I've been doing in the weeks to come. I'd like to thank all of my friends and fans for the support, I was feeling your love the whole time! The people of Harbor City and surrounding areas have been great, thanks for all the delicious food. Whoever dropped off that batch of Carnitas a few weeks ago, please do that again!

I'm sure that the city will hire hunters to come after me again so it will be Open Season for me once again. I hope they get some experienced hunters, because I'm smarter and bigger than before.

If you have any pictures of me or video of me in lake send them over to my email so everyone can see them! My email is savereggie@gmail.com.

If you'd like to read more about my reappearance click on these links below. Remember this is the headquarters for all of the latest Reggie News:

Daily Breeze
CBS 2 News
LA Observed

Reggie The Alligator.

P.S. - Remember that you can still show some love for me with your Reggie Gear. If you've already got it wear it out to Machado Lake!!! Home

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Friday, April 21, 2006
Bathing in the Sun
CBS news (read article here) reported last night that a Los Angeles County employee saw me lying out on the grass near the golf course. It is true that I was lying out there sunbathing on nice days but I always made sure that nobody would see me. If anybody knows who this was let me know so I can email them. I wonder if they knew I was out there because of the leak in my camp. If anyone knows who saw me have them email me at savereggie@gmail.com so we can talk about this.

What else is up right now? Not much, I’m just trying to stay with this crazy irregular schedule so that nobody can figure me out. It’s been really tough, it’s messing with my sleep patterns, my appetite, and my relaxation time. Hopefully once the wranglers are here I can scope them out and figure out their schedule and base mine off of theirs. Most people who aren’t used to being up all night are not going to change their schedules for a long period of time so I really won’t have to worry about any odd hour activities.

Let’s see what happens this weekend. I predict big things are coming soon, I can smell them.
 
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