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500-pound, 11-foot alligator rounded up in Hilton Head

Mark Steever, with Critter Management, sits on an 11-foot alligator that was removed from a lagoon on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Source: The Hilton Head Island Packet Mark Steever, with Critter Management, sits on an 11-foot alligator that was removed from a lagoon on the south end of Hilton Head Island. Source: The Hilton Head Island Packet

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (AP) — As gators go, the one found in a South Carolina lagoon was downright gargantuan.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that an 11-foot-long, 500 pound alligator was removed from a lagoon on the resort island on Wednesday.

It took three gator wrestlers from the Critter Management company and a truck to pull the gator from the lagoon near a church.

A worker said the gator was so big, it was a like a frog in a puddle.

Critter Management owner Joe Maffo said most encounters with gators occur during the spring and early summer. He said the gator probably just found a lagoon where he felt comfortable.

Check back later for more photos of the gator.

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