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10:08 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Chicago TV Anchor Wrestles With Alligator Story

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Miami man tried to join the barter economy. He captured a small alligator, took it to a store, offered to trade it for a 12-pack. His attempt made news on Chicago TV, where the anchor tried to tell the story.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: He tried to trade it for beer.

INSKEEP: But has to pause 44 seconds, laughing.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: I think he's lost it.

INSKEEP: The weather man tried to help the anchor, asking: What would Ron Burgundy do? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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