Untamed Lowcountry

Untamed Lowcountry

How not to ring an alligator’s dinner bell

Alligators are common in the Lowcountry. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Herpetology Program have some tips on what not to do during an alligator encounter and who to call in an emergency or nuisance situation.

Videos

2 Fripp Island deer to giant gator: 'Nah Nah Nah Neh Neh'

A 10-foot alligator recently made its way across Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island where two deer happened to be. Jessica Miller filmed the encounter and said the gator and deer came within 20 feet of each other. The deer seemed surprisingly chill.
Jessica Miller
2 Fripp Island deer to giant gator: 'Nah Nah Nah Neh Neh' 0:33

2 Fripp Island deer to giant gator: 'Nah Nah Nah Neh Neh'

Hilton Head fishing crew reels in another Lowcountry shark 0:31

Hilton Head fishing crew reels in another Lowcountry shark

The gator who broke into a family's porch in Charleston 1:27

The gator who broke into a family's porch in Charleston

Who's watching golf? No one, because there was an alligator 0:28

Who's watching golf? No one, because there was an alligator