11-foot alligator kills man in Myrtle Beach yacht club community – Fox News
On Friday, a giant, 11-foot alligator snatched and killed an unknown victim in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after retrenching into a nearby retention pond. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources euthanized the animal on the scene, and authorities said there is no ongoing threat to residents.
Authorities say there is no ongoing threat to residents and travelers in the area. Still, one resident wrote on Facebook that the incident allegedly happened after the condominium complex refused to cut the grass around the retention ponds.
There are at least three giant alligators living in those ponds.
Hey @alligatoradvntr, found your next exhibits behind my condo in Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht. There are 3 of them in this picture. pic.twitter.com/qOBwM98uFG
— Jason Repak (@RepakJason) May 8, 2022
Alligators have been spotted in the area for years, and resident Jason Repak tweeted a photo of an alligator coming out of the pond, joking that three alligators must have escaped a nearby alligator zoo. But following the news of the fatality on Friday, Repak said he is always cautious in the area while walking his dog and keeps his kids away from the edges of the ponds.
According to a list of various sources, roughly two people per year are killed by alligators in the United States, with anywhere from 10-20 attacks.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- 11-foot alligator kills man in Myrtle Beach yacht club community Fox News
- BREAKING: Giant 11-foot alligator kills victim after snatching them from the side of Myrtle Beach pond Daily Mail
- 1 dead after alligator attack in South Carolina CBS News
- Person dead after alligator incident in Myrtle Beach area pond, police confirm wpde.com
- 1 dead after incident with alligator in Myrtle Beach area, police say WMBF
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