AN ELEVEN-foot alligator killed an unnamed victim on Friday by snatching them and dragging them into a pond in Myrtle Beach.
The attack comes after residents of the exclusive residential golf enclave where the terrible incident took place had reported seeing huge alligators on many occasions.
At first, there was a problem with the water at the community pond in South Carolina, which is why the fire department was called to the site.
When the authorities came at approximately 11:45 in the morning, they found the victim.
According to the police, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the alligator removal firm that it engaged with carried out a compassionate euthanasia of the animal at the scene.
MyHorryNews was informed by a local resident named Jason Repak that the retention pond is home to a number of alligators measuring between 12 and 14 feet in length.
According to Repak, there is a road with two lanes that connects the retention pond where the event took place and another retention pond that is located behind his unit at the Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club.
There have been numerous sightings of alligators on that road.
In May, Repak had tweeted a picture that showed three huge alligators standing near a pond, which turned out to be the one located behind the house.
He joked about how the alligators in the shot could become the next exhibit at the alligator zoo that he tagged.
The following day, on Friday, he replied to the tweet by expressing his sympathy to the victim’s family.
The tweet said something to the effect of, “I couldn’t have predicted that it would likely be one of these alligators that would later murder a guy.”
“As my arms wrap themselves closer around my children and dogs in the vicinity of these ponds, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
The identification of the victim who was found floating in the pond has not been made public by the police.
The public was first warned to stay away from the area, but the fire service later announced via tweet that the danger had been eliminated.
An investigation is currently in way.
The police department issued a statement saying, “Our hearts go out to the family and community members impacted by this unfortunate occurrence.”