DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 27:An alligator populates the Wakodahatchee Wetlands on June 27, 2022 in Delray Beach, Florida.

I remember seeing alligators occasionally at the beach resort we went to as a kid. But they were always just in the pond, and that’s the way I like it. I always say I like animals I’m expecting to see, I don’t like animals I’m not expecting to see. And this, this is the perfect example of that. A TikTok video posted from Kiawah Island shows a huge alligator just crossing the street in front of the filmer. And when I say huge, I mean massive. This alligator that was seen at the popular South Carolina resort, is one of the largest I can recall seeing. Though I’m not an expert. The video has reached up over 170,000 views with 140 people choosing to comment on it.



I am still recuperating from this . I will not be walking arounf Kiawah anymore #kiawahisland #kiawah #charliethealigator

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One commenter said the gator’s name is Charlie and that he frequents the ponds on Kiawah. Another user mentioned that Kiawah is home to many gators. Good to know, good to know. Kiawah Island is a resort barrier island in the vicinity of Charleston, SC. And while yes, I know/expect the occasional alligator at any South Carolina beach, this video, just startles me. What do they tell you as a kid, if you’re being chased by a gator run in a zig-zag pattern?