They are not there for your entertainment. Woman killed by alligator in SC was doing homeowner’s nails.
The woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails and was trying to touch the animal when it grabbed her, authorities said.
After briefly getting away from the alligator Friday, the woman stood in waist deep water in the Kiawah Island pond and said “I guess I wont do this again,” but the alligator grabbed her in its jaws again and took her under
This is a tragedy, but it is also the kind of thing I write about too often. Less than once per year, but still too often. Disney has convinced Americans that wild animals are really all these cute and cuddly creatures that want to be our friends. They aren’t.
I’ve seen stories of people killed by bears and alligators, people who have climbed over barricades at zoos, usually to get that perfect selfie, or some other insanity, and more. I haven’t seen a story about anyone being killed by feral hogs, but as the picture at this Daley Gator post indicates, they are not little piggies, and while you might stop the big guy in that photo with high powered rifle, if you’re unarmed, you might just be in trouble. (Look closely; one of the pictures is of hogs.)
And here is a link to SiGraybeard’s post from last year on how not to get killed by an alligator. People in Florida might have a bit more experience with gators, than those in South Carolina, but this isn’t about geography.