FILE: Joey Maffo, 12, grandson of Joe Maffo, left, owner of Critter Management, helps secure an 8-foot alligator in August 2013 after the seventh grader snagged it at a lagoon ringed by homes in Hilton Head Plantation. The alligator attacked a woman who was walking near the lagoon with dogs and it bit her foot. The alligator was later killed.
FILE: Joey Maffo, 12, grandson of Joe Maffo, left, owner of Critter Management, helps secure an 8-foot alligator in August 2013 after the seventh grader snagged it at a lagoon ringed by homes in Hilton Head Plantation. The alligator attacked a woman who was walking near the lagoon with dogs and it bit her foot. The alligator was later killed. Staff photo
FILE: Joey Maffo, 12, grandson of Joe Maffo, left, owner of Critter Management, helps secure an 8-foot alligator in August 2013 after the seventh grader snagged it at a lagoon ringed by homes in Hilton Head Plantation. The alligator attacked a woman who was walking near the lagoon with dogs and it bit her foot. The alligator was later killed. Staff photo

Permit applications open for gator hunting season

May 26, 2014 06:56 PM