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Street Gator

A radio controlled alligator that looks like it's swimming through the sidewalk.
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Full sized in length, this remote controlled plastic toy alligator only features the top 1/4 of the animal so it looks like the rest is submerged in under the pavement or concrete. Although it rolls on wheels it's very low to the ground to enhance the effect.

I woke up last night thinking about this for some reason. Guess it was a dream or something. Crazy eh?

doctorremulac3, Jun 25 2019

Did a search, no street versions but there is a water version. https://www.hammach...EAQYASABEgJFA_D_BwE
Put wheels on this sucker and you're ready to roll. [doctorremulac3, Jun 25 2019]

Also no wheels. https://i.redd.it/k95q9cir41l11.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 25 2019]

Crawl Movie Poster https://www.imdb.co...viewer/rm3618595840
I suppose they didn't use "Gator" cuz Burt did in '76. [whatrock, Jul 01 2019]

Shinkansen Gator https://twitter.com...1146607369796775937
This guy could be your chief designer [ConsulFlaminicus, Jul 04 2019]

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       This would freak people out. In fact, it would terrify children; they might well be psychologically scarred for life ... [+]   

       You could make a Street Beaver, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as scary (unless you had a wooden leg).
8th of 7, Jun 25 2019
  

       //Street Beaver// try Kings Cross.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 25 2019
  

       Trust you to be forthcoming with that particular gem of information ...
8th of 7, Jun 25 2019
  

       By the way, I'm not going to insult everybody's intelligence by pointing out the obvious, that the sections of this thing would roll in a serpentine, swimming motion.
doctorremulac3, Jun 25 2019
  

       You know, looking at 2Fries' link I'm thinking this would make a great pull toy.
doctorremulac3, Jun 28 2019
  

       The difference between alligator and crocodile versions is that one follows later while the other follows after a while.   

       That's a pun whose time Cayman went a while ago ...
8th of 7, Jun 29 2019
  

       OK, nobody likes giving praise less than me but those were both very clever.
doctorremulac3, Jun 29 2019
  

       3D Banksy-type scary-fun art installation idea: bun. [2fries, 8th] clever puns: bun, bun. [doc] playing nice: bun.   

       That leaves 9 buns... hmmm...
Sgt Teacup, Jun 29 2019
  

       // nobody likes giving praise less than me //   

       Wrong.   

       // but those were both very clever //   

       One was genuinely witty; the other was derivative, predictable, and just a tiny bit sad. Sorry, [2fries], but you needed to be told.
8th of 7, Jun 29 2019
  

       Reminds me of that old school children's chant when walking down the sidewalk: 'Step on a croc, break your mother's back.'
AusCan531, Jun 29 2019
  

       Well that's just a croc.   

       I see [Aus] is in the running for a comment bun--oh alright, I'm feeling generous, as it is Canada Day weekend and all-- and [2fries] is urgently trying to keep the already-earned bun. So, 8 buns left...
Sgt Teacup, Jun 30 2019
  

       That anno wasn't there when I posted mine... this is something I must monitor more closely.   

       // monitor more closely //   

       The sort of task you can conveniently perform while sitting on the W.C., or perhaps on a Komodo ...
8th of 7, Jun 30 2019
  

       // or perhaps on a Komodo ...//   

       Iguana ignore that pun as beneath you.   

       4 commentBuns left...
Sgt Teacup, Jul 01 2019
  

       Will these gadgets be on city main streets and roadways, or just in the narrow access routes in between buildings ? We deduce the latter, after all they're supposed to be Alley Gators ...
8th of 7, Jul 01 2019
  

       <presses RESET; waits for Borg to reboot>
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 01 2019
  

       Dyslexic floor layers would just call a tile-rep.   

       Alley Gator, that's good.   

       Sidewalk-a-dile?
doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2019
  

       Cork-a-tile ..
8th of 7, Jul 04 2019
  

       Maybe just Walkadile.   

       "If you see an alleygator, if you see a walkadile, if you want to live till later, my advice is run a mile."   

       Commercial for a wind up toy maybe? Wind it up and it slithers around at random very fast and you try to avoid it.
doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2019
  

       Like Hilary Clinton, then ? Although she just winds everyone up ...
8th of 7, Jul 04 2019
  
      
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