South Carolina alligator attack on woman ends after neighbor whacks creature with shovel

The woman was walking her dog around a Hilton Head Plantation lagoon after 8 a.m. when she was bit by an eight-foot-long alligator, according to a news release from the Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Government.

Fire rescue personnel said the neighbor heard a commotion near the lagoon and found the woman in the water with the alligator “latched on to her lower leg[s].”

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A photo of an alligator that was included in a tweet by the Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Government on the attack. (Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Government)

A photo of an alligator that was included in a tweet by the Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Government on the attack. (Town of Hilton Head Island Municipal Government)

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