By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor
As some golfers were enjoying a round of golf, an alligator was also enjoying a day out on the plush fairways. It was famously said by Mark Twain that “golf is a good walk spoiled,” but bumping into a dangerous animal of this size, must ruin your round of golf.
An exceptionally large alligator has been filmed taking a casual stroll across a golf course in Florida, as golfers looked on.
Charles Helms spotted the enormous reptile across the course.
“I was stunned and silent,” he told ABC Action News.
“It was just laying down, resting, when it got up and started moving towards the big lake.”
Helms estimated the alligator was 15ft (4,5m) long.
The alligator has reportedly been patrolling the greens for years.
“He doesn’t bother anybody and they don’t bother him, he’s like a mascot for the course,” course employee Wendy Schofield told 3 News. “He has been here for a very, very long time.”
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