April Fools’ Day, 2018

April Fools’ Day – it’s one of my favorite days of the year, and I try to celebrate it by pulling off a prank that may trick a few people, and this year was no different.

Just like last year, I used the Nextdoor platform as the basis for my prank, posting the following headline and request:

Looking for commercial fence contractor

As many of you may know, Radnor Township recently changed its zoning laws to allow for small backyard animal sanctuaries. As a fan of such sanctuaries, I am planning to set one up for the oft-maligned alligator. However, according to the township regulations, in order to keep alligators in a resident’s backyard, the homeowner must install at least a 10-foot tall commercial grade steel fence. If anyone knows of a contractor that installs such fences, please let me know. For those of you who are interested, here is more info on these types of sanctuaries:


and this is where the link brought them:

here is a picture of an alligator sanctuary in a residential neighborhood with a commercial fence keeping them safely enclosed

Happy April Fools’ Day!

The first reply was from a neighbor recommending a fence contractor!

But the second reply was quite clever:

Won’t the alligators become agitated by the helicopters landing there?

This was in reference to lat year’s April Fools’ Day post where I asked for a contractor to build a helipad in my backyard.

The rest of the replies were kind acknowledgements of my attempt at humor.

So now I have a whole year to start thinking of a prank for the Next April Fools’ Day, but most likely I’l start panicking a couple days beforehand trying to come up with something.

In the meantime, my favorite April Fools’ Day prank that I saw was Google Map’s use of Where’s Waldo.

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