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Miami Herald Shaun Wright

I found out today that I made the front page of the Miami Herald. I knew the reporter was taking pictures and asking question, but I never thought it would end up on the front page. I need to get a hard copy of this paper, can anyone save one for me?

 

The Hard Copy reads:

 

SHAUN WRIGHT, Local Hero

 

South Florida's own Shaun Wright, saves boy from becoming Alligator's lunch.

 

By DONALD BECKETT

Associated Press

 

EVERGLADES - Roberto Perez, 8 years old, was enjoying a visit to

Chekika Park in the everglades with his family, when he wandered

too close to the lake. The boy was snatched by an 8.5 ft alligator,

and taken to the bottom of the lake.

Shaun Wright, a recent FIU graduate, and an independent

research scientist, heard the boy's screams from the nearby

hammock trail where he was conducting field tests.

Without hesitation, Shaun rushed to the lake and dove in, and

moments later, witnesses say, he brought Roberto Perez to the

safety of his family, and dove back into the lake to kill the

alligator.

It is known that once an alligator has tasted human blood,

it is never satisfied with any other.

Hours later, the Perez family and Shaun Wright were enjoying

some BBQ alligator. "...I just wanted to teach the other alligators a

lesson, so I had to..."

 

TURN TO HERO 2A

 

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Taken on March 23, 2009