For some, the photo The Post and Courier ran on its front page following the brutal Lake Moultrie alligator attack was too much. A man had lost his arm to a hungry gator — OK, the mini-saurus probably wasn’t looking for a meal as much as it was just reclaiming its turf — and there he was laid out on the ground, his shirt a bloody mess and that place where an arm used to be, well, it was a place where an arm used to be. Shocking, yes, but nowhere near as cringe-inducing as an online photo of the gator with the actual arm hanging from its mouth — the appendage was as lifeless as a sock and nearly as limp. Not exactly a Pulitzer Prize-winning shot, but when you’re going to go with gore — and exploit a man’s pain — why not go the full monty?

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