'Monster' alligator surprises golfers at Georgia golf course

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Animals
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Springtime usually means it’s time to upgrade your golf clubs, return to the driving range or hit the local muni course for the first round of the season.

It also signals the emergence of alligators on golf courses throughout the Southeast as mating season approaches.

In the latest chapter of Golfweek’s "Alligator Chronicles," a monster decided to play through a group of golfers in Savannah, Georgia, on Sunday. The alligator, which appeared to be about 9 or 10 feet long, broke up a group that included Ed Vance, who recorded the gator’s stroll on the 17th green at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

This gator kept his cool and flopped near the hole to enjoy some sun.

The golfers, not so much.

Vance told the Island Packet of Hilton Head that he was preparing to “chip up” to the green when he and his group heard a noise from the brush line.

"We all looked at each other and were asking what is that noise," Vance told the paper. "At first, I thought it was the maintenance crew on the other side of the brush cutting it back or something. "

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