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Old 03-04-2012, 01:46 AM
 
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We used to drop our boat in at the dock behind the bowling alley in Summerville (can not remember the name of it) but we saw alligators all the time in the Ashley river. Scared me thinking what would I do if the boat sunk lol..but if you leave them alone, they won't bother you.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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We used to drop our boat in at the dock behind the bowling alley in Summerville (can not remember the name of it) but we saw alligators all the time in the Ashley river. Scared me thinking what would I do if the boat sunk lol..but if you leave them alone, they won't bother you.
The end of Ladson Rd? We saw a HUGE one there this past summer. The people on the dock were guestimating 12ft. To me, that is huge!
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Just got back from a trip to Charleston. Wife and I are thinking about relocating from CT. We were looking in Hamlin Plantation and saw no less than 5 alligators on different ponds. I have a friend who lives in Rivertowne and I've visited him several times over the past 5 years without seeing a single gator before.

Hasn't reduced our desire to move there, though the mere thought of snakes gives me the heebie jeebies and the bugs were pretty bad too. Do people spray their yards for mosquitoes like we do for tics up here?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Just got back from a trip to Charleston. Wife and I are thinking about relocating from CT. We were looking in Hamlin Plantation and saw no less than 5 alligators on different ponds. I have a friend who lives in Rivertowne and I've visited him several times over the past 5 years without seeing a single gator before.

Hasn't reduced our desire to move there, though the mere thought of snakes gives me the heebie jeebies and the bugs were pretty bad too. Do people spray their yards for mosquitoes like we do for tics up here?
You visit and see alligators, and I have lived here for a year and have not seen one! I really have to get to Charleston National to see some alligators.

I have also not seen any snakes. I tend to visit the beach areas and not the wooded areas, so maybe that is why. I have been told about all the precautions to take when walking where there could be snakes and bought a laminated brochure type of thing showing all the snakes in the area.

As far as mosquitoes, I have had zero problems with them here and found there to be a lot less than up north. I was told though that my area might spray for them. I also read something recently that you can call the county to have them come by and spray for you.

There are definitely more things to have to look for, or be careful of here. Up north we didn't have any bad snakes. I would walk in the woods, through long grassy areas, and not give it a thought. There is no way I would do that here. The worst that would happen up north is to get a couple of ticks on me. We also didn't have any bad spiders up north. I mostly saw daddy longlegs. Down here there are black widows and other types of spiders, and the spiders are bigger here. There are roaches a/k/a palmetto bugs here also. I see a lot of them outside during the warm weather. They are harmless, but gross. I was proud of myself the other night when I almost stepped on one outside and didn't go running and screaming when I noticed it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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When we were in Daniel Islad 2 weeks ago, we saw about 12 alligators within the weekend.
Are the snakes really that bad?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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OMG! This may sound stupid, but I didn't know there was alligators there!! I guess I'll change my plans about moving there & stick with Greenville, SC!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Alligators..they taste like chicken.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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How many variety attacks on people are there a year.

People worry too much about them.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant - Charleston, SC
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Saw this one way across the pond last weekend in Mt. Pleasant:



Yeah I know . . . I need a better camera.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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That alligator is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here!
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