In a Vial, Crocodile

SchnappiI saw a sort of neat story on the BBC News website about researchers in Louisiana who are taking proteins from alligator blood and trying to use them to develop new antibiotics.

Other than handbags and good eating, alligators are mostly just a bit of a nuisance in these parts.

I think it would be great if these researchers are successful in their quest.

Of course, natural selection being what it is, I’m sure that MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) would likely eventually evolve into GRSA (Gator Resistant Staph Aureus).

By the way, the picture above of the little alligator is one I took back in 2003 at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

He always sort of reminded me of Schnappi, the darling of German MTV, when my wife and I were living over there in 2004-2005.

(Oh, and before some smarty-pants feels the need to correct me, I do know the difference between alligators and crocodiles, but “See ya later, alligator” didn’t seem nearly as original for the title of this post.)

9 Responses to “In a Vial, Crocodile”


  • HEY DOC IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT THESE CRITTERS GIVE UP SOME BLOOD FOR HUMANS ,WE ALL KNOW THEY HAVE TAKEN ENOUGH OF OURS,I SAY STICK THE IV AND START THE PUMP

    SEE YA!
    BOB

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    Hi Bob,

    I couldn’t agree more!

    Happy Trails,

    Sam

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