Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A reminder that the biggest gators will always be found on golf courses

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On the range this morning at Osprey Point. Not sure what T time he had. #kiawah

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A gargantuan alligator interrupted a golf tournament in South Carolina this week and while the footage of this beast is impressive, it's important to remember that massive gators love golf courses almost more than our current president.

The video above was shot on Monday, March 27, at the Osprey Pointe Golf Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, reports ABC News.

On the same day, about four miles west, another giant gator (it's unclear if it's the same one) was spotted at The River Course, which is also on Kiawah Island.
Gators love golf courses and it makes sense: The links are a near perfect habitat for gators – there are water hazards, plenty of birds to eat, and unless management calls a trapper, it's unlikely they'll be hunted or trapped.

It's also important to remember that Florida has more golf courses than any other state, and people are always around, phone in hand, ready to capture a video of a Godzilla-sized gator strolling across a fairway, which is exactly what happened last year.

In May of 2016, a video surfaced of a 16-foot dino-gator at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Palmetto, Florida, and now it's basically the club's mascot.

Oversized gators are captured all the time, but rarely are they as big as golf course gators. According to the FWC, the largest gator on record caught in Florida was a 14-foot male pulled out of Lake Washington in Brevard County.

Too bad it didn't know about golf.

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