Hilton Head Island resident Tamra Shattuck, formerly of Bluffton, is photographed with Lilly, left, and her dog Holly while housesitting at a friend's house in Hilton Head Plantation on Hilton Head Island on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, the trio went out for a walk around the lagoon surrounded by homes when an 8-foot female alligator sprang from the lagoon and bit her right foot.
Hilton Head Island resident Tamra Shattuck, formerly of Bluffton, is photographed with Lilly, left, and her dog Holly while housesitting at a friend's house in Hilton Head Plantation on Hilton Head Island on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, the trio went out for a walk around the lagoon surrounded by homes when an 8-foot female alligator sprang from the lagoon and bit her right foot. Staff photo
Hilton Head Island resident Tamra Shattuck, formerly of Bluffton, is photographed with Lilly, left, and her dog Holly while housesitting at a friend's house in Hilton Head Plantation on Hilton Head Island on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, the trio went out for a walk around the lagoon surrounded by homes when an 8-foot female alligator sprang from the lagoon and bit her right foot. Staff photo

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