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Giant alligator filmed walking on golf course

By T.K. Randall
May 31, 2016 · Comment icon 87 comments

The alligator was enormous. Image Credit: Charles Helms / Facebook / YouTube /
The massive reptile took golfers completely by surprise as it casually strolled towards a nearby lake.
Charles Helms had been enjoying a round of golf at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Florida when he turned to see an alligator so large that it looked like something off the set of Jurassic Park.

Grabbing his phone, he was able to capture the moment on film as the lumbering reptile slowly walked across the fairway without showing any interest in the people standing nearby.

"He doesn't bother anybody and they don't bother him, he's like a mascot for the course, which is owned by Manatee County," said golf course employee Wendy Schofield.

"There have been guesses that he's 15 to 16 feet long."

Source: Business Insider | Comments (87)

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Comment icon #78 Posted by jethrofloyd 8 years ago
Comment icon #79 Posted by YoshiYoshi 8 years ago
Your lack of knowledge on alligators is actually quite stunning,I mean this as sincerely as i possibly can.When anyone feigns an all knowing persona it doesn't bode well when they oust their disguise with comments riddled with ignorance of the subject at hand.
Comment icon #80 Posted by Geeky Girl 8 years ago This shows it is REAL!This came to a suprise for me.
Comment icon #81 Posted by kapow53 8 years ago
Don't come to Florida they are everywhere. Looking for someone to eat alive. If they don't get you the snakes or bugs will.  Yes they are big and live next door.
Comment icon #82 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 8 years ago
It's laziness that some people are willingly that stupid on exceedingly easy subjects to find out about.
Comment icon #83 Posted by EllJay 8 years ago
  It's a pretty normal "reflex", on forums, that; as soon someone post a video of something strange and/or exceptional, everyone pukes forward their "expert opinion" that it is; FAAAAAKE!!!! Maybe because they been fooled many times before, so they feel it is better to yell fake the first thing they do, so they wont be the sucker again!?!
Comment icon #84 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 8 years ago
There's a difference between obvious fake videos, such as those pertaining to bigfoot, and a video about an alligator walking (a real creature, known and lived with for thousands of years, completely researched and completely understood), that someone would claim as fake because of the way it walks...which happens to be exactly the way an alligator walks.  Sigh.
Comment icon #85 Posted by Mark56 8 years ago
Lucky this Gator lives in Florida.  If he would've been  in  Louisiana,  those Cajuns would've killed and ate him years ago and made boots and belts with his hide..... I'm not kidding!!
Comment icon #86 Posted by kapow53 8 years ago
Comment icon #87 Posted by kapow53 8 years ago
By now people should understand attacks are rare but gators are not.  You could have a picnic by a lake here and be sitting right next to one.  Stay home. Go to California if you want to see Disney.

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