Alligators at Kiawah Island contained some of the highest levels of a potentially toxic contaminant found anywhere, recent research shows. This alligator was sunning itself by a golf course water hole at Kiawah Island about two years ago.
Alligators at Kiawah Island contained some of the highest levels of a potentially toxic contaminant found anywhere, recent research shows. This alligator was sunning itself by a golf course water hole at Kiawah Island about two years ago. Sammy Fretwell/The State
Alligators at Kiawah Island contained some of the highest levels of a potentially toxic contaminant found anywhere, recent research shows. This alligator was sunning itself by a golf course water hole at Kiawah Island about two years ago. Sammy Fretwell/The State

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