The other day I got an email from a buddy informing me that my favorite, super-secret local carp pond made the newspaper because it was fenced off after alleged sightings of a three-foot alligator. Now, you don't need to know exactly where my favorite, super-secret local carp pond is so I'm not going to give crazy location details, but I will tell you that the establishment that owns the property took the sightings seriously enough to hire a trained gator wrangler who spent a day and a night trying to capture the beast. This is a very small, very shallow pond with not a lot of places to hide. Said wrangler came up empty and found no evidence of a gator, nor has anyone with the authority to make an official statement seen the gator. So I took matters into my own hands.