Charlotte, NC resident Tisa L. Alexander shot this video from Charleston's Andrew Pinckney Inn on Monday, June 12, 2017 as Luke, a carriage horse with Charleston Carriage Works, bolts down the street carrying a load of tourists, jumps a curb and hits a parked car. The Charleston Post and Courier reports that only the carriage driver was injured and that the horse would be removed from service until a veterinarian cleared the horse.
Fire ants don't just harm your gardens, but they also dole out a painful and potentially fatal sting. But how do you know if you're seeing fire ants or a less dangerous species? From their distinctive mounds to their peculiar behavior, here are a few tricks you can use to determine whether they're fire ants - and if they're foraging.
Hilton Head Island resident Catherine Pinto was cruising along Broad Creek on her boyfriend Capt. Matt Everhard's charter boat the Honey B. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, when they came across "Nic" the dolphin. Pinto's dog Lucy was excited by the encounter: The two appeared to have a bit of a conversation before "Nic" swam off. Pinto said this isn't a first for Lucy. "She loves the dolphins!" Pinto said.
Part-time Hilton Head Island resident Emma Wilkinson submitted this video that she shot as she and her family watched an alligator bring its prey to the surface of an island lagoon. At first they thought it was a fish but soon realized it was eating another, younger alligator.
Volunteers with Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project found a disoriented sea turtle on Tuesday morning, past the dunes and walking in the wrong direction on Hilton Head Island. With the help of lifeguards with Hilton Head Island Shore and Beach Services, the group eventually got the 400-pound turtle back into the ocean.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources investigated after a group of Beaufort teenagers abused a baby alligator by pouring beer down its throat and smoke in its face after imagery from the incident was posted on Snapchat. At least two teenage boys were charged.
According to the SC Department of Natural resources, there are 38 types of snakes in the state, only six of which are venomous. Of those six, there are only two that are considered abundant to common - the cottonmouth and copperhead. Here are ways to make a positive identification.
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.
These huge alligators were all harvested right here in the waters of the Lowcountry during past alligator hunting seasons by customers of the Red Bluff Lodge and the owner and professional guide Jim Boone.