Kicker – Lassoing Big George

BRIAN BASHAM, HOST: Hey, came across a story from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Oh, man, my absolute favorite place. Taking the family there in July!

BASHAM: Yah, should be fun—so beautiful and quiet.

AUDIO: Ohhh! [scream]

Haha, except when you happen across an alligator in the backyard. This is in Hilton Head’s Sea Pines residential neighborhood.

Animal control had just tried to lasso this enormous gator they named “Big George.”

They did get Big George, finally, and dragged him outta there. Dragged him out into the street … and good for the gator he’s thick-skinned. Looking at this video, if it were you or me, that’d be some serious road rash.

Animal control took him to a nearby lagoon and set him free. I’m sure the neighbors hope that’s the last they hear of Big George.

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(Photo/WJCL) Big George 

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