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Alvin the Alligator

Alvin the Alligator


Alvin  was born in a litter of twelve. Alvin had five brothers and six sisters. He was the only one that gave his parents grief. Mostly because he was the only one always getting into trouble. Alvin often swam away from the rest of the tribe.

Alvin could remember his mother saying: Alvin, one day you are going to regret your bad behavior. He thought: Oh no I wont. Alvin was enjoying his bad behavior much too much.

Then it happen. One day he looked around and he didn’t see his sisters nor his brothers. He didn’t see his mother nor his father. Alvin found himself totally alone.

There was no family to be found. He looked underneath the nearest log. There  were no brothers there. Alvin saw a bush hanging over the edge of the riverbed. He searched underneath the bush, but there was no sister to be found. Alvin started to cry real crocodile tears.

There were some crocodiles swimming nearby.  They asked: Are you a wimp? Why are you crying my young friend?  Alvin politely said no. I am not a wimp. The crocodiles asked: Are you lost? You want to have some fun? Alvin the Alligator again said no. I was looking for my family. The young crocodiles laughed as they said: Good luck.We tried to help. We don’t know were our families are either. We just have fun swimming together.

Alvin said: Thanks buddies, but I have a strange feeling I will eventually find my family. The group of crocodiles swam away saying; good luck sucker. At first we all thought that. However, we never found our families.  Alvin went on alone down the river until it ended in a swamp.

In the distance, Alvin could see homes were the strange  beast called humans  lived. Mother taught him to stay away from the beast called human. That beast was the enemy. Humans caught Alligators and made Alligator soup. Humans said cooked Alligator meat was delicious. They would bar-B-Q Alligators; take their skin and make shoes for men and women. They would also take Alligator skin and make women’s purses. Mother would say: At all cost, stay away from humans.

Alvin had looked for his family so long,  he was hungry. Alvin looked all around until he saw apartments were humans lived. Dinner was up there too. Alvin saw a puppy dog on the porch. Boy, did that puppy look good to Alvin. There were seventy-five steps  leading up to the apartment. Slowly Alvin climb the stairs. Upon reaching the porch, Alvin was very tried. The dog saw him coming and ran into the house.

Alvin was so angry he had made the long journey up the steps only to loose his supper. In his anger, Alvin tore up the lawn furniture the humans had on the porch. Alvin made so much noise the humans inside took notice of him and called Animal Control.

Animal Control took Alvin back to the river and let him go free. There Alvin re-united with his family. Alvin promised his parents he would never disobey them again.