Friday, December 23, 2016

Freakishly huge gator reappears at Florida golf course

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Footage of arguably the most terrifying golf hazard in the country has surfaced.

A new video from WFLA of Tampa shows Chubbs, a 15-foot alligator that lives in at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Palmetto, Florida.

While the above footage is pretty great, we're a little annoyed no one tossed a banana down there for scale. But, whatever...

You may remember Chubbs from a viral video that appeared last May, showing the gargantuan lizard walking through a fairway.

For the record, in April of this year, the largest alligator ever captured in Florida was recorded near Okeechobee and came in at 15 feet long and 780 pounds.

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