Forget the Summer of the Shark: This has been the Summer of the Alligator. Doubtful News writer Sharon Hill has rounded up a nice collection of stories featuring out-of-place gators all over the United States. While these fearsome-looking reptiles are mostly harmless (unless you’re a child or small pet), I can imagine that coming upon one in Pennsylvania might be a cause for alarm. I’ve been around them off and on for most of my life, and my father’s side of the family grew up dirt-poor on the banks of a lake full of them. In my experience, you’ve got to go out of your way to provoke them, so, um, don’t whack ‘em with a stick or nothin’, y’all.