HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- A Hilton Head Island woman is still in a bit of shock after she was attacked by an alligator.
Fifty-year-old Tamra Shattuck told The Island Packet of Hilton Head she was walking her two dogs along a lagoon Wednesday when she heard a loud splash.
She turned to see the 8-foot gator coming for her and her dogs and her first impression was seeing a lot of teeth.
Shattuck slipped and the gator chomped down on her ankle. Then she kicked the creature with her other foot and it let go and returned to the lagoon. Shattuck suffered some small puncture wounds but nothing more serious.
She says she is sad the gator had to be destroyed just for doing the things that alligators do.
Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.com
Joey Maffo, 12, grandson of Joe Maffo, left, owner of Critter Management helps secure the 8-foot alligator Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 after the seventh grader snagged it at a lagoon ringed by homes in Hilton Head Plantation. On Wednesday, the alligator attacked a woman who was walking near the lagoon with dogs - biting her foot. The alligator was later killed. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Drew Martin)×
Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, holds the eight-foot alligator after his twelve-year-old grandson Joey, snagged it with a hook Thursday afternoon in Hilton Head Plantation on Hilton Head Island. On Wednesday, the alligator luinged from the lagoon and attacked a woman walking her dogs, biting her ankle. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Drew Martin)×