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A record run: No fatal gator attack in 5 years

4:26 PM CDT, October 28, 2013

A record run: No fatal gator attack in 5 years

Fleeing the police, a suspected car burglar named Justo Padron ran from the parking lot of the Miccosukee casino in western Miami-Dade County and jumped into an adjacent pond.

8:18 PM CST, January 7, 2013

Beware: Alligator safety tips

Stay out of the way!

Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

August 14, 2006

Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical treatments and a better understanding of threats to the environment.

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