Aside from the body of water where the alligator lurked, the setting for this incredibly stupid episode is…a gated community in South Carolina, on Kiawah* Island. We urbanites just love the ethos of fancy gated communities, don’t we?
Lesson here: stop kvetching about the deficit in your mani-pedis during a pandemic. I mean, get out the nail clippers and emery boards and fucking do it yourself.
*Kiawah Island is the location for a turbulent event in DuBose Heyward and the Gershwin brothers’ opera, Porgy and Bess. Now it seems to be a ritzy resort where happy white folk, their adorable children and their golf clubs are tended to by servants of color.**
**If you watch the video, you’ll actually see an alligator. Why a resort would advertise an alligator as one of its attractions, I do not know. There is no information about whether this was the killer alligator or another alligator. (I say “was” because the alligator who killed got himself killed, by a sheriff’s bullet. Therefore, it is a demised, past-tense alligator.)