Alligators in south carolina map. Alligators in south carolina. The death of cassandra cline a 45 year old elementary school teacher who was killed by a 9 foot alligator while protecting her dog on hilton head island monday made headlines around the world. It is 20 miles 32 km northeast of savannah georgia and 95 miles 153 km southwest of charleston. Shaped like an inverted triangle it is bounded on the north by north carolina on the southeast by the atlantic ocean and on the southwest by georgia.
South carolina constituent state of the us one of the 13 original colonies. Gators at the swamp park in ocean isle beach froze in place with their noses sticking. The use of paid guides is permitted under the wma alligator special draw hunts on bear island and santee coastal wmas. Though once listed as a federally endangered species populations have rebounded and the alligators status has been upgraded to threatened due to its similarity of appearance to the threatened american.
Cottonmouth or water moccasin cottonmouth snakes are strong swimmers and are primarily located in or close to water where their prey residesmore mature snakes appear to be darker in color as the distinctive markings fade. The american alligator alligator mississippiensis is the only crocodilian native to south carolina. Alligators in north carolina went into a deep freeze this week as a blast of winter cold gripped the region. Johns island also spelled johns island is an island in charleston county south carolina united states and is the largest island in the state of south carolina.
The american alligator alligator mississippiensis fig. Hilton head island sometimes referred to as simply hilton head is a lowcountry resort town and barrier island in beaufort county south carolina united states.