Jonathan and Lindsay Wiles have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island for years, but never seen anything like this. Jonathan said the snake "was confused as he was" as it washed up in a wave on the beach in Port Royal Plantation on Aug. 1.
Vinny, an alligator popular with residents of The Villas of Old South in Bluffton, is captured and removed from his lagoon on by employees of Critter Management on Tuesday. Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, said Vinny could not be relocated on the same property and therefore would have to be euthanized.
Vinny the alligator is not considered aggressive, but because of a resident's complaint he is about to be relocated from his home in a lagoon behind The Villas at Old South in Bluffton. Resident Carrie Quinn speaks Monday in support of Vinny.
Cindy Reedy, president of the Ocean Point Homeowners Association in Port Royal Plantation explains why U.S Fish and Wildlife selected a portion of the community's beach as a place to protect piping plover nests.
Lifeguards cleared the water near Coligny Beach after a possible shark sighting on Thursday. A large fin can be seen surfacing multiple times in this video. Note: This was the first of two times sharks surfaced near the beach that day.
Port Royal Plantation resident Sara Brooks isn't happy that the stretch of beach in front of her neighborhood has been roped off to protect the threatened piping plover. Here, she explains her objections.
Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett was at the beach near the Port Royal Beach House with his wife inspecting a sea turtle nest when they found this tiny turtle hatchling making its way to the sea around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Baby sea turtles are emerging from their nests all over local beaches. Remember to keep those lights out!