A woman was killed, after an encounter with a rare crocodile, on an island in South Carolina.
One of the security men succeeded in shooting and killing the crocodile, before seizing its body
The victim is a woman named Cynthia Covert from Cones Island, whose age has not been revealed.
The Mayor of Kiawah Island, Craig Weaver, described the incident as a “terrible tragedy”.
Weaver said the crocodile is extremely rare and has never appeared on the island before.
Weaver stressed that it was important to avoid something similar from happening again.
Alligator is a family of crocodiles and lives in swamps and depressions. It may reach 4.4 meters in length and weigh more than 450 kg.