University provides new home for alligator

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By Tony Parra Portales residents and school children won’t have to go across the country to the Florida swamps to see an alligator. They can just travel across the city and the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The Caiman crocodylus, a South American alligator, will be living in the Natural History Museum on the […]

Gator handler performs educational show at fair

Gary Mitchell Twelve-year-old Brooke Switzer of Clovis got a wet surprise Wednesday at the Curry County Fair when an 8-foot alligator decided to play water tag with her. Switzer and her family were sitting in the front row watching the Swampmaster’s Gator Show when the reptile churned the water to escape Swampmaster Jeff Quattrocchi’s clutches. […]