Video: Golf hazards like sand bunkers and lakes might ruin your day — but one hazard at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida could end your life.
A monstrous, dinosaur-sized alligator has been filmed strolling across Buffalo Creek Golf Course during an afternoon round of golf. Charles Helms, the man who recorded the now-viral video, brazenly filmed the carnivore from only a few metres away and posted it to his Facebook page.
“That is the biggest freakin’ alligator I have ever seen in my life,” he says in the video. “Jesus. They must be 15 feet [4.5m] long.”
Strangely, the staff at Buffalo Creek Golf Club are not concerned about the gigantic predator. One of the golf course’s worker told local news reporters that the alligator is “like a mascot for the course“. Let’s just hope this mascot stays in a safe zone — far out of the field of play — from now on.