A monster-sized alligator was spotted by golfers strolling across a golf course at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Florida, USA.
The estimated length of the giant alligator is 15 feet – which would make it the biggest alligator recorded in Florida, perhaps beating the previous Florida record of a 14-foot and 780-lb alligator.
The reptile was so enormous that the person filming the video could not believe what he is seeing.
“I didn’t know if we were being punked or something. It was just laying down, resting, when it got up and started moving towards the big lake,” golfer Charles Helms said of the incident.
The video of the giant alligator has become viral with already more than eight million views on YouTube. Some of the viewers commented that the golf course should implement safety measures to avoid an alligator attack on the golfers and staff in the area.
However, one of the employees of the Florida golf course said that the animal has never tried to harm anybody.
“People have heard that he is out here and that is all they want to see so they will bring spectators to ride so somebody can get a picture. He doesn’t bother anybody and they don’t bother him, he’s like a mascot for the course, which is owned by Manatee County,” said Wendy Schofield, an employee of the Buffalo Creek Golf Course.
Helms agreed that alligators are common in golf courses and usually do not pose a danger for the golfers.
"Wild alligators are shy and will not bother you unless you provoke it or corner it so it feels threatened,” Helms explained. The golfer added that the alligator moved slowly and was forced to rest every 100 feet of movement because of its enormous size.