Hello My Name Is...Joe Maffo (Gator Joe)
Author: Joe Maffo | Photographer: Mark Staff Photography
My name is Joe Maffo, but my friends call me Gator Joe. You may have seen me on T.V. or in the papers. I grew up in the boring town of rural Ohio.
When I was five, my hero was my mother, but now Jack Hannah is the person I admire more. It’s been **30 years since I fist came to Hilton Head Island, and to me, the biggest change is growth and tourism.
If someone were to ask me for advice about alligators, I would tell them never feed them and enjoy them. My line of work is an animal trapper and I chose this profession because I enjoy people and wildlife.
If I were major of HHI my first order of business would be to build an alligator attraction to educate locals and tourists.
My favorite time of the year on HHI, is spring because wildlife activity is in full effect.**
In closing, when you turn the page, I hope you remember to call me at Critter Management if you have an animal problem, but definitely not handle the problem yourself.