(Irmo) May 9, 2006 - We have been receiving lots of e-mails about a picture floating around on the internet. It shows an alligator with a deer in it's mouth.
The caption says, "This picture was taken by the WIS News Hawk helicopter flying over Lake Murray! That has to be a huge gator to have a whole deer in its mouth! Are you ready to go skiing on Lake Murray?! If you ski at the Irmo end of the lake -- try not to fall!"
Viewers have e-mailed wanting to know if this could possibly be true. The picture is real, but it was not taken from News Hawk, and it was not at Lake Murray.
The real story is this picture was taken in South Georgia by a US fish and wildlife service officer back in March of 2004. A prankster is now sending out with the News Hawk caption.