Mt. Pleasant neighbors upset after vehicle ‘intentionally’ hits beloved alligator

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) — A resident of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood Dunes West contacted News13’s sister station, WCBD, with a social media post featuring a dead alligator on the road.

The post explains someone driving a Carolina Gas truck ran over an alligator, named Fred. The post describes the alligator as gentle, and explains the alligator crossed the “4th hole to go to the pond across the road to see his mate.”

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is currently investigating the incident.

A DNR spokesperson says officers responded to the call the evening of October 27. They confirm the alligator had been run over, which does not happen often.

Investigators say they have not spoken to eyewitnesses of the incident, but social media posts reflect that someone driving a Carolina Gas truck intentionally hit the alligator.

DNR is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. The agency representative says a critter management professional removed the alligator, and it is now in that person’s possession.

News 2 reached out to Carolina Gas. No one answered the line and the voicemail box was full.