A huge 12-foot gator walked out of the Hilton Head waters to the surprise of onlookers.
Watch this clip of a captured gator from South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island.
This video uploaded to YouTube by Packet and Gazette News Video shows the aftermath and a few words from the wildlife management crew member who helped capture the gator.
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TheState.com ran more on the story, reporting that it was first seen at South Beach near mile marker 10 about 8 a.m. Monday.
It took 40 minutes to restrain the nearly 800-pound gator, and though South Carolina Department of Natural Resources regulations typically say gators captured this way are to be destroyed, the management crew mentioned they would push for relocation.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen emerge from the surf while at the beach?
Image via TheState.com