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Someone Filmed A Ginormous Alligator Casually Walking Across A U.S. Golf Course


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Golfers at a course in Florida watched in horror as a massive alligator took a short stroll across the green.

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Golfer Charles Helms naturally filmed the beast as it wandered over the Buffalo Creek Golf course in Palmetto, uploading the video to his Facebook Wednesday.

"Alligators are very common on Florida golf courses, but this one was the biggest we have ever seen," he told BuzzFeed News. He added that he only decided to film the creature because he wanted to show his family.

Helms estimates the creature was at least 15 feet long. The alligator has been seen before on the course, and is something of a "club mascot," according to one employee.

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“He doesn’t bother anybody," employee Wendy Schofield told NBC affiliate KSNV. Schofield added the alligator was a course "highlight".

A hunter recently claimed to have shot a 15-foot, 800-pound alligator in Southern Florida. On average, wild alligators tend to grow to roughly 11 feet.

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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