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Golf Club GM Not Surprised By 13-Foot Alligator

An alligator estimated to be 13 feet long wandered around the Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida.
Posted at 9:24 AM, Mar 13, 2015

So, this is an estimated 13-foot alligator that totally looks more like its dinosaur ancestors than what we see today. Oh, and it's wandering around Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida, like it owns the place.

"Four! Major four! Take a look at this gator. ... Some people have questioned whether this is, indeed, real. ... Have you ever seen a gator that big?" the WPTV anchor asked.

But, there are always Internet naysayers. And they're playing the Photoshop card. 

TheBlaze got a hold of the golf course's general manager, who told the outlet the gator was "quite real" and that, get this: It's not even the largest gator ever to be on the golf course. 

There used to be a gator called "Big George" that would romp around, but the manager thinks he died of old age. 

And naturally, the golf course has just been tickled with all the attention, making several posts about all the media coverage and the "Is it? Isn't it?" Photoshopped hot gossip. 

So, folks ... if one of your golf balls goes into the water, just cut your losses. Or you could lose a limb. 

"It turns out gators are all over the green at Myakka. You can see some of golfzilla's smaller friends," ABC anchor Michael Strahan said.

"There's swampland all around us, and that means alligators," a woman said.

Although the general manager did say no one has even been attacked in the club's 37-year history.  

But seriously, you don't want to be the first.

This video includes images from Myakkas Pines Golf Club and music from Kevin MacLeod / CC BY 3.0.