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Neighbors spot monster alligator strolling through South Carolina community

Neighbors spot strolling alligator in Myrtle Beach community
Neighbors spot strolling alligator in Myrtle Beach community (Credit: Margie Meek)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — People living in the Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Community had a visitor stop by yesterday.

Margie Meek sent a video of an alligator taking a stroll through her neighborhood. She said it was about 10 feet long!

Neighbors said it has been living in the area for a while and it's not the first time the gator has been spotted. However; for Meek, it was the first time seeing it up close.

"It was incredible I loved it. I mean I know they're dangerous animals, which is why I was a coward and hung out in my car. But still, it was amazing," said Meek.

She said after resting in the neighbor's yard, it laid down on the porch and then walked away.

It is alligator breeding season and if you see one you should always keep your distance.

Feeding an alligator is also illegal and you could face a large fine and even 30 days in jail.

According to David Lucas with the Department of Natural Resources, they were not contacted about this alligator.

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