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.