Florida Alligator Forced to Get CT Scan After Medical Concern
This is a story of a creature who was acting sort of funny, and the friends of this creature realized maybe something was just not right. They started the process to help him.
This creature has a name, and his name is Brooke. He is a big dude who weighs 376 pounds. Who is he? He is an alligator who lives at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in Florida. He got his name because he originally came from Brookline Zoo.
This alligator started acting strangely as officials with the Zoological Park started to notice he was shaking his head in a peculiar way. They were not sure what it meant even if it meant anything at all.
On the school's Facebook page, Jim Darlington, curator of the park, said, (Brooke)...has recently been exhibiting symptoms including intermittent head-rolling, in the lagoon where he lives.
As that is not really normal, Darlington said officials knew he needed more assessment to figure out what was going on so they had Brooke at the facility for about a week.
With a big ole boy like Brooke, you have to be really ready to clamp him down so that you can help him, and that's what officials did. The lady in this picture is Dr. Bridget Walker, and she is getting a blood sample as part of the diagnostic process.
After getting a CT scan, and yes, they put that big ole thing in the CT scanner, they processed all of the tests they performed on him. At the end of the day, they determined that Brooke was suffering from what all of us suffer from at one point or another during our lives; he had an ear infection.
He was treated and then taken back to his habitat.
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