Plumbers Use Alligators To Open Clogged Pipes (Feb, 1938)

Well, I guess we know now where that urban legend about alligators in the sewer started.

Plumbers Use Alligators To Open Clogged Pipes

Alligators kept as specimens at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries aquarium in Washington, D.C, are being tried out as plumber’s assistants to open up clogged pipes. Placed in a length of pipe that is stopped up with silt and sediment, the reptile digs his way through, opening up a small hole which water later will widen by its pressure as it sweeps through.

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