Picture: Alligator tries to climb fence to escape capture at Lowcountry neighborhood

Picture: Alligator tries to climb fence to escape capture at Lowcountry neighborhood
An alligator who was roaming around one Lowcountry neighbor was so determined not to get captured by DNR officers that he attempted to climb a fence.  (Source: Shari Sebuck)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - An alligator who was roaming around one Lowcountry neighbor was so determined not to get captured by DNR officers that he attempted to climb a fence.

It happened at the Planter's Pointe neighborhood in Mount Pleasant this past Monday.

The amenities director for the neighborhood, Shari Sebuck, says she started receiving calls, text and pictures early in the morning of a gator in the neighborhood.

Police, DNR agents and a trapper responded to the area and set a perimeter around the gator which had moved to the front yard of a home.

At that point, Sebuck said she decided to snap a picture of the gator to capture the size comparison between the agents and the animal which she said looked to be about 10-feet long.

"I was taking a picture of how long the gator was, and in one fell swoop it got on top of the fence," Sebuck said. "I have never in my life seen a gator scale a fence. I didn't know they could do that."

The DNR agents and the trapper were able to capture the gator around 10 a.m.

According to Sebuck, this is the fifth gator that's been removed from the neighborhood.

Sebuck says she hopes that people, especially kids, understand the dangerous and unpredictable nature of gators following the capture.

She says since the capture, there have been no gator sightings at the neighborhood.

"Hopefully, we're done with gator season," Sebuck said.

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