Tuesday 24 April 2018

WATCH: 'I thought we were being punked' - giant alligator stuns golfers on course

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Golf is not generally considered the most adrenalin-pumping of sports, but when you throw a giant alligator into the mix it changes the atmosphere considerably.

Charles Helms was enjoying a day on the course at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Florida when he witnessed a giant alligator strolling across the green.

He filmed the alligator, estimated at 15ft, heading towards a lake.

"I was stunned and silent," he told ABC Action News.  I didn't know if we were being punked or something.

"It was just alying down, resting, when it got up and stated moving towards the big lake."

However, as terrifying as the animal looks, course employee Wendy Schofield said he has been spotted hanging around the course for years but doesn't get involved with the humans.

"He doesn't bother anybody and they don't bother him, he's like a mascot for the course," she said.

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