This 2016 beast is still out there somewhere!
This article originally appeared on Rare.
South Carolina's Caw Caw Interpretive Center County Park uploaded insane footage to Facebook of a "very big" alligator roaming a trail in Ravenel one otherwise uneventful evening back in 2016. It didn't take long for the footage to take the Internet by storm. With good reason. This is probably the closest one can get to seeing a real, live dinosaur walking past their trail camera.
"We put the wildlife camera out last night and we caught all kinds of critters," Thomas Thornton, the facility manager at Caw Caw, told The Charleston Post & Courier. "Certainly the most exciting thing was that alligator walking right by the camera."
Thorton told The Charleston Post & Courier that a smaller alligator passed by 20 minutes later.
People catch a lot of wild things on their trail cameras every year. However, a large alligator is one of the rarer sights to be captured unless the cam's owner is specifically setting up for this kind of shot. Park officials said they've spotted an alligator measuring more than 10 feet. If we had to guess, that's probably the one shown here in this video. It's hard to judge the size from a trail camera video, but there is no denying that it LOOKS like a massive animal.
"There's at least one out here that looks like a dinosaur," Thornton told The Charleston Post & Courier. He guessed the gator caught on the wildlife camera might have been the same one.
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