Police in San Antonio were surprised to find a 2.4m alligator sitting across the pavement on April 29.
"I don't remember any of this in the academy," police Officer Albert Silva said of the traffic jam. "As far as I know, there's no [rule] on this other than: 'Don't get bit.'"
Even police car sirens couldn't scare the big reptile off the road. Police threw orange traffic cones at the alligator, but it just snapped at the cones and flung them away.
The alligator even attacked a police car, biting a chunk out of its bumper.
Officers finally used a lasso and metal poles to coax the alligator into a drainage ditch leading to a lake.
Texas State Game Warden David Chavez could not explain why an alligator would decide to sit on a busy highway.
"They keep to themselves,'' he said. "They don't go out looking for trouble.'' (AP)
1. academy n.
學院 (xue2 yuan4)
例: Zoe studied ballet at London Dance Academy.
2. traffic cone /?traf?k ?kon/ n.
交通椎 (jiao1 tong1 zhui1)
例:There were traffic cones around the roadworks.
3. bumper n.
保險桿 (bao2 xian3 gan3)
例: We stopped suddenly and the car behind us hit our bumper.
4. lasso n.
套索 (tao4 suo3) (套馬等用的)
例: The cowboy used his lasso to catch the horse.