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‘Dinosaur looking’ alligator ambles onto green at Florida golf course (photos)


No matter how good of an approach shot the golfer hit onto the green on the seventh hole at the Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Fla. near the Gulf Coast, he or she would have been well advised to wait to wait for a green intruder to leave the premises before lining up their putt.

At least that would have been the safest course of action at one point last weekend when a terrifyingly gigantic alligator, estimated to be 13 feet long, ambled onto the green on Hole No. 7 while traveling from one pond to another on the course.

“We get ’em that big. We are known for our alligators. The wildlife is prolific,” Myakka Pines general manager Mickie Zada told the New York Daily News. “They don’t bother people, as long as people stay away from them.”

Staying away from anything that looks that ferocious, that prehistoric, would be a good call.

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“We just tell people don’t look for your golf balls around here,” Zada said about the course, which apparently hasn’t had an alligator-related “incident” in 40 years.

So long as that massive creature is patrolling the grounds, no one playing Myakka Pines should feel overly confident about that streak continuing.

(all photos courtesy of Myakka Pines/Facebook)