Close gator encounters: Rescue volunteers get some hands on experience

Image by Flickr user mirsasha Image by 20090826-tail.jpg Beware the tail of the 'gator.

The Charleston County Volunteer and Rescue Squad got some hands on experience on just how dangerous -- and not dangerous -- the Lowcountry 'gator really is.

Read more stories on this subject in our alligator topic page.Live 5 News was there for some demonstration training and has a nice video. --There's also a text report.

Two fun facts are that gators are scared of us too and beware their saw-like tail.