Although great white sharks are some of the most well-known shark species, they are not all that common along the South Carolina coast. The five most common shark species are much less aggressive - and unlikely to attack - than great whites.
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.
This season brings a small, aggressive species that nurses young in Lowcountry waters in the summer: the blacktip shark. Watch as Outcast Sport Fishing Charter Captain Chip Michalove and Nate Veilleux reel in a blacktip shark Wednesday off the Hilton Head shore.
Steve Polston and his family thought someone was breaking into their house in the Mount Pleasant area of Charleston but discovered a nine foot alligator had climbed onto their porch. This GoPro video was filmed by a South Carolina DNR contractor.
An alligator swam around for a bunch of spectators in a pond off of No. 10 during the final round of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Prime time for alligator activity in the Lowcountry starts in late April, and runs through early July, gator expert Joe Maffo told us March 20, 2017. The prehistoric creatures will start coming out in mid-April. Around lagoons and ponds, what do workers, visitors, and the public in general need to know to avoid becoming a victim? You already know not to ever feed them. Here's what else, with Maffo, joined by two of his buddies, Ali and Ali II.
Ghost shrimp are crustaceans with legs and pinchers that live in burrows beneath the sand (that we see as holes). The average Carolina ghost shrimp produces an average of 500 fecal pellets a day. So the thousands of chocolate-sprinkle-topped baby beach volcanoes are all these guys’ doing.
Hilton Head Island charter Capt. Chip Michalove hooked the 11-foot great white shark on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He said it calmed down after a few minutes, and the crew was able to place a satellite tag on the fish, which means the shark can be tracked in real time on the new app Sharktivity powered by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
OCEARCH caught, tagged and released a juvenile male tiger shark that was just over five and a half feet on March 8, 2017, off of the coast of Hilton Head and St. Helena islands. They named him Beaufort.
Researchers with OCEARCH hauled in "Savannah," a young, 8.5 foot female great white shark on Sunday March 4, 2017, during the he research organization's Expedition Lowcountry. The team has been on the hunt for sharks since Feb 27. hoping to tag specimens to further understand their movements.
Researchers with Cape Cod-based OCEARCH hauled in a 12-foot great white shark March 3, 2017, during the early part of the research organization's Expedition Lowcountry. The team has been on the hunt for sharks since Monday, hoping to tag specimens to further understand their movements. This particular shark was dubbed, appropriately, "Hilton".
Having lost habitat as a result of Hurricane Matthew, flying squirrels have increasingly become a pest to homeowners in the Lowcountry, say experts at Hilton Head-based Island Pest Control. Among their habits: nesting in attics, leaving droppings, and chewing on electrical wires. Here's how to keep the squirrels out of your home. Video of the (some think) cute critters slipping through a vent in a home on the island, provided by Island Pest Control. Feb. 22, 2017.
Captain Chip Michalove and his crew at Outcast Sport Fishing are known for their unbelievable great white shark captures, but earlier this week they caught another one of the ocean's most mysterious and magical creatures. Video shows the crew catching a 16-foot manta ray off the coast of Hilton Head Island.