See You Later, Alligator
Sometimes, even eviction court can be exciting.
In what may be the highlight of my legal career, I can now say that I have....wait for it...
Evicted an alligator.
And no, I am not making that up. Not even a little.
Standing in court, I ask my client, "does the tenant still occupy the premises by his person or his possessions?"
My client says, "Yes. Well, by his...by his possessions. He's gone. He left his alligator."
Me: "A living alligator?"
My client says, "Yes, a live alligator. But no food."
I asked the court for an order allowing my client to regain possession of the apartment...and for an order allowing him to have animal control come remove the alligator.
This is a first for me.
I did once have to evict a goat, and several pit bulls. But I'm pretty sure this is my first reptile...