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'Gators love dogs'

I get nervous around alligators. Call me crazy. As we were talking to a resident here in Cameron Parish today, along the beach, he casually mentioned that, oh, alligators have been a nuisance to the recovery effort.

They climb out of these intercoastal waterways, he said, running "at about 35 miles an hour."

His dog, a spry, young Jack Russell Terrier, had been frolicking through the rubble. He yelled at her. "Come back here!" He then turned to me and added: "Gators LOVE dogs."

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