Mon, Aug 27, 2007 - Page 14 News List

Alligator on the loose 脫逃鱷魚

Reggie walks around at the Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, US.
鱷魚「雷吉」在美國洛杉磯動物園遊蕩。

Photo: AP

The alligator in the picture is famous in Los Angeles. He was first seen in an LA park about two years ago. The city government worked hard to catch him, but he disappeared.

He finally was seen again about four months ago and was captured. He was put in a pen at Los Angeles Zoo in early August. About a week later, he escaped!

Zoo workers quickly began hunting for the alligator known as Reggie. He was found in the zoo, and the workers managed to catch him.

They said they think Reggie escaped by climbing a side wall in his pen.

"Reggie's a crafty alligator," zoo worker Jason Jacobs said.

Zoo director John Lewis said the zoo has taken steps to stop Reggie from escaping again.

"This alligator just keeps amazing us," Lewis said. "We are going to keep him under watch."

(Staff Writer, with AFP)

照片中是一隻在美國洛杉磯出了名的鱷魚。大約兩年前,首次出現在洛杉磯的一座公園裡。市政府努力設法要抓牠,但牠卻消失的無影無蹤。

大約在四個月前,終於再度被人發現,而且被抓了起來。今年八月初,牠被安置在洛杉磯動物園的欄舍內。過了約一個星期後,牠又逃脫了!

動物園工作人員馬上展開獵鱷行動,追捕這隻名為「雷吉」的鱷魚。結果牠在動物園裡被發現,工作人員好不容易將牠抓了起來。

他們說,他們認為雷吉是爬過圍欄的側牆脫逃。

「雷吉是一隻很狡猾的鱷魚,」動物園工作人員傑森.雅各布說。

動物園園長約翰.路易斯說,動物園已經採取措施來防止雷吉再度逃脫。

「這隻鱷魚一直不斷地讓我們吃驚,」路易斯說:「我們會看緊牠。」(翻譯:楊鴻泰)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. disappear v.t./v.i.

消失 (xiao1 shi1)

例: The police say the bank robbers have managed to disappear.

(警方表示銀行搶犯已逃逸無蹤。)

2. pen n.

欄 (lan2)

例: "Don't lean over too much, or you might fall into the alligator pen," the zoo worker said.

(「別靠太過去,否則你可能會掉進鱷魚欄裡,」動物園工作員說。)

3. crafty adj.

狡猾的 (jiao3 hua2 de5)

例: Foxes are very crafty animals and are known to eat farmers' chickens.

(狐狸是非常狡猾的動物,眾所周知牠們會吃掉農夫的雞。)


This story has been viewed 3073 times.
TOP top