Gator Has Near Miss With SUV on South Carolina Highway

A lucky alligator was unscathed after dodging traffic while crossing a South Carolina highway on March 26.

Bluffton woman Erika Moradel was in a car with her mom on Highway 278 when she saw the gator weaving its way across the road.

Footage by Moradel shows the reptile picking up speed as it has a close encounter with a white SUV, while both she and her mother watch on nervously.

“My initial reaction was shocked,” she told Storyful. “My mom saw it first and started yelling. We were worried about it but it did make it safely across the street.” Credit: Erika Moradel via Storyful