An animal trapper found a unique way to remove an alligator from a Florida pool.Celebrity trapper Paul Bedard, who is contracted with the state’s nuisance alligator program, was dispatched to a Parkland home on Wednesday after receiving a complaint about a 9-foot alligator swimming freely in the pool.Bedard said he was able to pull the 185-pound reptile out of the water once it grew tired from playing with him.He described the reptile as “mellow” and named it Cool Hand Luke after the 1967 film starring Paul Newman.‘Cool Hand Luke’ was relocated to the Everglades.Bedard starred in Animal Planet’s reality show Gator Boys.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers have qualified for the BC High School Boy’s AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby after recently capturing the Kootenay Zone title. The 16-team tournament runs Monday to Wednesday, with the provincial champion crowed later Wednesday.The Bombers are in a division with W.L. Seaton of Vernon, Brentwood College of Mill Bay and Sands High School in Delta.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to wish the boys well with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, Coaches Kerry Dyck and Simon Liddell, Joan Marcos, Gareth Bracewell, Jack Mckimm, Marco Falcone, Spencer Atkins, Juna Williams, Jona Caney, Milo Sheppard, Jaden Dyck, Jacob Erickson, Moss Caney, Aiden Mushumanski, Robin Bachmann, Thomas Baxter, Jesse Thurston and Ryder Marzicola.