Reptile Regulation

Early September to early October is alligator hunting season in coastal South Carolina. The number of alligators removed is closely regulated by state permit, and is done only because the number of alligators has become unmanageable in some areas. Overpopulation at certain sizes not only creates excessive predation of younger animals, and the large numbers contributes to hungry alligators roaming into populated areas looking for food, creating potential danger.

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