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Man bitten by 7ft alligator after mistaking beast for 'dog with long leash' - dailystar.co.uk - Florida - county Johnson - county Douglas - county Sarasota
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Man bitten by 7ft alligator after mistaking beast for 'dog with long leash'
alligator took a chunk out of a man’s leg after he mistook the deadly beast for a dog.The frightening encounter occurred as 7ft-long reptile hid in the bushes of the garden at Warm Mineral Springs Motel in the Sarasota County area of Florida in the early hours of Thursday morning.As the man took a stroll, and seeing something catch his eye, he stopped to look at what he thought was a “dog with a long leash”.But he was given an almighty shock, when the alligator pounced and took a large bite of his leg, tearing some tissue away from his limb in the process.The victim found a deputy responding to a nearby call and he was able to get the unnamed man help – he was rushed to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was given treatment for his non-life threatening injuries.The gator was captured and was “transferred alive to Townsend Farms”, in LaBelle, according to Adam Brown, the spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Sarasota County sheriff’s spokesman Douglas Johnson said of the 49-year-old man: “He stated the figure appeared to look like a dog with a long leash, which is why he wasn't hesitant to move out of the way. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here. “That’s when the alligator bit his right leg, holding on, and pulling on his muscle/tissue.
Thornton Wilder celebrated on 125th anniversary of his birth - abcnews.go.com - New York - California - Florida - Houston - Washington, area District Of Columbia - Columbia - county Mesa - county Sarasota - county Creek - city Our
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Thornton Wilder celebrated on 125th anniversary of his birth
NEW YORK -- Playwright and author Thornton Wilder is being honored in multiple ways during 2022, with new productions of his plays, the first-ever staging of an unfinished script and new editions of his works being published to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth.Wilder (1897-1975) earned three Pulitzers during his career. The first was in 1928, for his novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” and the third was in 1942 for the play “The Skin of Our Teeth.” He is perhaps best known for the 1938 Pulitzer-winning play “Our Town,” about the preciousness of life’s everyday moments.A highlight of the anniversary year will be the release of a new short documentary film, “Thornton Wilder: It’s Time,” on April 27 as part of an evening celebrating Wilder at Lincoln Center Theater, where his play “The Skin of Our Teeth” is being revived on Broadway this spring and opens April 25.There are also “Our Town” revivals at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, ending March 26; Center REPertory at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, California, from April 15-May 7; Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., from May 12-June 11; and South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, from May 7-June 4.Wilder's unfinished play “The Emporium” will be staged in June by the Alley Theatre in Houston, adapted by Kirk Lynn and directed by Rob Melrose, artistic director of the Alley Theatre.
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