SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – Blasco, the Piqua River Gator has finally returned home 19 months after being found in the Miami County River. MCBC’s unpaid interns in Sarasota County report that Blasco made it home to his family just last week.
“This is a huge day,” said intern Ian Pinkins, wrapping up 19 months interning in Florida’s swamps. “This ends 19 months of unpaid leave. I can finally go home and see my family and maybe finish school if I’m not completely broken from this experience.”
We’re happy for Ian, but more importantly, Blasco the Piqua River Gator is back with his wife Sheryl and their 12 little stinker baby gators. After all those months on the road, Blasco seems to be at peace.
The journey south took a bit longer than anticipated, thanks to the booming tourist traps that line the Mississippi River. Blasco spent weeks at a time poaching humans and biting the legs off of unsuspecting travelers. Now, he can keep that bullshit in the swamp where he came from.
Blasco’s previous owners at Piqua’s XTREME INKAGE tattoo shop stated that they were happy to hear that their old friend was home safe.
“That’s my boy,” said XTREME INKAGE co-founder Spyder Lancel. “My business partner Xero would be so proud to hear Blasco is livin’ the dream. When he’s done serving that 3-year sentence for animal cruelty, I’ll be the first to let him know.”
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