Post and Courier
November 30, 2015

Rep. Wendell Gilliard gets close up alligator video

Posted: 05/05/2014 01:14 p.m.

Staff report

Charleston State Rep. Wendell Gilliard and girlfriend Michelle Shaw were out for a coastal drive Sunday when they saw a big alligator up close.

The pair was just leaving the Sandy Island boat landing in Georgetown County when they spotted a large gator sunning itself on the warmth of the road pavement.

They shot cellphone video as the animal rose, turned and stepped back into the rain-swollen swamp.

No size estimate was available but gators are active creatures.