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Talk:Alligators in the sewers

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There was also the "crocodile" in the sea off France [1].  Lily Inspirate me. 13:00, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Link added. Jack Hughes (talk) 13:22, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


In the section Reality Intrudes..." it says that New York winters are too cold for alligators to survive. Whomever wrote that probably doesn't know much about sewer systems or the NY sewer system in particular. In highly populated areas, the sewer maintains a fairly high temperature year round due to hot water coming from skyscrapers and homes. Any New Yorker will tell you of the steam coming from the sewers in the winter. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

There's certainly plenty of steam moving under the cityWikipedia — but the steam you see rising on the streets in winter is almost exclusively condensation vapor. Keep in mind that your own breath becomes visible in winter. Regardless, since alligators completely lack the means to regulate their own body temperature internally, alligators enter a dormant state if the temperature in their environment drops below 21.6 degrees celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit). More importantly, however: the entire sewage system (and all the water in it) contains salmonella, shigella and E. coli — all of which can be fatal to alligators. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:40, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
So would you get 'giant newspaper-story rats' and/or turtles (whether or not ninjas)? (talk) 21:33, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
?? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:40, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
If you web-search sewer rats there are enough 'reputable' tales of the beasties - and presumably a reference to the cartoon turtles. 15:28, 29 March 2018 (UTC)