Critter Control of Charleston, SC received a call on Sunday to remove an alligator from the Goose Creek Reservoir. After getting a permit from the
DNR to remove the animal from the reservoir, Critter Control franchise owner Kevin and two technicians wrestled with the animal to get into their boat. It was too big for their boat.
At 12’2” and 800 pounds, they had to finagle the animal to shore and with the help of a backhoe, they were able to pull it from the water.
The American alligator is found in wetlands throughout the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. They can be found in almost any type of fresh water, but population densities are greatest in wetlands with an abundant food supply and adjacent marsh habitat for nesting. They prefer fresh water but also inhabit brackish water and occasionally venture into salt water.
Alligator problems occur because alligators quickly become conditioned to humans, especially when food is involved. When humans regularly feed gators they lose their fear and can become dangerous. Many aggressive or “fearless” alligators require alligator removal each year following feeding by humans. Ponds and waterways at golf courses and high-density housing create a similar problem.
The American alligator is federally classified as “threatened due to similarity of appearance” to other endangered and threatened crocodilians. Only individuals with proper licenses or permits can legally take alligators. Critter Control Technicians are Certified Alligator Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Alligator problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Alligator removal techniques, that ensure the safe capture and release of your Alligator issue. Our Critter Control Alligator removal professionals are trained in Alligator removal, Alligator trapping, Alligator control and in how to identify Alligator problems and prevent future Alligator damage.
For any nuisance wildlife control call 1-800-CRITTER for your local office.