I'm a night time person too, I find it much more relaxing.
Those were really sad stories about the pets Diana
I can't believe your brother brought you back an alligator, via bus, from Florida to California or that he even could - that's just crazy! It'd be amusing if it didn't end so bad.
The craziest thing I've done is bring home stray kittens/cats as a child, but of course, most ppl know how to look after animals like this.
You're right, completley - ppl need to educate themselves before getting pets. Any pet, but especially exotic types - because not many ppl can even advise you on them. I'm sure that your words help a lot of ppl and hopefully stop a lot of pain too.