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Legend Comes to Life in NY


No, this isn't an April Fool's Day prank... but it's not exactly real, either.

A sculpture of an alligator emerging from a sewer set up on the streets of New York in March, 2011.

But it looks pretty darned good, don't you think?

This alligator crawling up out of the sewer is actually one of a number of gator sculptures placed around New York City to promote the new season of "Swamp People," a show on History about, well, Louisiana's swamp people... who hunt alligators for a living.

And I thought I had a lousy job.

As Ed Mazza writes at AOL News, the network did more than set up some gator statues -- they also sent a cajun cuisine truck around, and gave Manhattanites a taste of the bayou. They fed 1,000 people nutria, which is basically a giant rat.

I wonder if they knew.

See the gator and other eye-catching images in my Weird Art Gallery.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Ed writes that the whole alligators-in-the-sewer thing isn't real -- it's just another urban legend.

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