10-foot gator takes a trip to Murrells Inlet neighborhood

10-foot alligator removed from Murrells Inlet neighborhood

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – Neighbors in Murrells Inlet had quite the visitor Tuesday afternoon.

A 10-foot gator was found in the Creekhaven neighborhood on Simplicity Drive.

Josh Neidig and his girlfriend Bridgett Hamrick watched the whole thing unfold.

Neidig told WMBF News that four Horry County police officers and a Department of Natural Resources officer were called in to help with the situation. He said there were also three employees with Snake Chasers, a wildlife removal service, that helped to wrangle the alligator.

Neidig said he hopes that the officers were able to relocate the gator to a more suitable area.

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