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Large alligator removed from Bluffton neighborhood

This 8-foot alligator was seen roaming Bluffton's Pinecrest neighborhood for at least a year, but things came to a head Saturday night when the alligator was found in the middle of the street and residents could not pass by. As the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department responded, the alligator moved onto a front porch and yard nearby. Following S.C. Department of Natural Resources guidelines for gators of its size and location, it was captured and euthanized.

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Mosquito facts: Invincible eggs and once hatched, biting is just around the corner

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that homeowners should actively remove any standing water in their yards during the summer months when mosquitoes are most active in breeding and biting. Besides wearing an insect repellent with DEET, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, and staying indoors during the peak times mosquitoes bite, here are four mosquito facts from the CDC that should inspire you to empty any standing water containers in your yard.

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Large alligator removed from Bluffton neighborhood

This 8-foot alligator was seen roaming Bluffton's Pinecrest neighborhood for at least a year, but things came to a head Saturday night when the alligator was found in the middle of the street and residents could not pass by. As the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department responded, the alligator moved onto a front porch and yard nearby. Following S.C. Department of Natural Resources guidelines for gators of its size and location, it was captured and euthanized.
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Large alligator removed from Bluffton neighborhood

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Behemoth alligators harvested in the Lowcountry

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