Alligator Charges at Kayaker in North Carolina River

July 15, 2020

Did you know that North Carolina is home to alligators? Peter Joyce, a kayaker, had an extremely close encounter with one over the weekend on Waccamaw River.

Joyce reports that the alligator charged at his kayak, knocking it over. Luckily, Joyce was able to grab hold of a tree and get the kayak turned upright quickly. 

The alligator wasn't seen after that. 

So, why would the alligator charge at him? Joyce says that it may be because the alligator was protecting it's young since it is mating season.