A Bronx Zoo Zoologist’s Roommate Ad

Published on August 17, 2011, 11:20 am
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A Bronx Zoo zoologist posted a Craigslist ad yesterday morning looking for someone to share her Hoboken three-bedroom apartment with her and an alligator?

The room, located at Second and Grand streets, sounds like a great deal. It is completely furnished with a king-size bed and a 50-inch flat screen TV.

To allay the fears of potential roommates, the poster, who goes by the name of Wendy, shares quite a bit of information about the aligator online:

“The alligator is actually a cayman from Zimbabwe,” she writes. “Her name is Keomba and she is… here for a rehabilitation, she was attacked by younger crocs at the zoo in the early summer. Have no fear, Keomba is a gentle giant that is in all actuality very calm.”

“You would be asked for 30 minutes a day to feed her and check on her bandages while I am at work. Her teeth are removed while here so you have nothing to worry about with regards to being bit.”


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