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Alligator kills dog in neighborhood near Highway 707

An alligator was captured by Russell Cavender’s team called the Snake Chasers after it killed a dog in Horry County. Cavender said on Wednesday night in the Blackmoor Community off Highway 707 the 7-foot alligator killed a Shih tzu. (Photo courtesy of the Snake Chaser's Facebook page)

An alligator was captured by Russell Cavender’s team called the Snake Chasers after it killed a dog in Horry County.

Cavender said on Wednesday night in the Blackmoor Community off Highway 707 the 7-foot alligator killed a Shih Tzu.

He said that it took about an hour for his team to capture the alligator, which had not been an issue in that area prior to this incident.

“This is a sad thing, but it does happen,” he said. “The alligators can’t discern between a goose, a turtle or a dog when it eats.”

Cavender said to protect your pets make sure they are on a leash, that if you have a fenced in yard that it is secure and that you do not let your pets swim in ponds.

“You never know when you will have an alligator move into a pond,” he said.

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