FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — A 10-foot alligator was shot and killed in the surf at Folly Beach southeast of Charleston on Wednesday.
The alligator was spotted around 3 p.m.
A spokesperson with the Department of Natural Resources says it’s not unusual for alligators to get caught in tidal waters and end up in the ocean. However, alligators do not like salt water.
Alligator specialist Ray Covington with Nuisance Removal Wildlife Service shot the gator in the head and hauled it away, according to WSOC.
It was reported that there were complaints about the alligator being shot on the beach but Covington says the animal was sick and was too large to relocate.