Updated:SOUTH CAROLINA —
According to ABC affiliate WCIV, a South Carolina lawmaker was driving away from Sandy Island in South Carolina when a large gator crossed the road in front of his car.
The alligator was long enough to stretch from one side of a two-lane road to the other.
The gator was headed toward one tree line when it turned around and slowly started to make its way to the other. After the turn around, the alligator slithered into a nearby waterway and out of the camera’s view.
WCIV reported this past weekend's encounter comes near the beginning of the South Carolina alligator hunting season application process. South Carolina’s open season for alligator hunting is Sept. 13 through Oct. 11.