So what would you do if you were laying out on the beach and all the sudden saw something about 10 feet long, black and right in the break of the wave? Freak? I might. But, my odd sense of curiosity would get the better of me and once I knew my family and I were safe, I’d investigate. In fact, I am quite certain my 10 year old daughter would be in lock step with me.
Okay – so what’s the deal? How about a big ol’ gator rolling ashore! WOW!!! We weren’t down there to see it, but I wish would have been. Here’s the skinny from the Brunswick Beacon!
“Shane Holden took this photo of crews rescuing an alligator from the ocean surf in Holden Beach today. He writes: “About once every few years we get an alligator that gets flushed out of the Lockwood Folly river just to our east. When it rains a lot an alligator gets washed out the river into the ocean. This morning, we had a big one! He was about 11ft and weighed over 200lbs. It played in the surf for over 2 hours while we wiated for the Wildlife guy to show up and remove it.”