An alligator sits on the fairway in Avondale, Louisiana, Apr. 25, 2013. Getty Images

Two massive alligators were captured on video Monday strolling along the golf courses on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. A third was photographed sneaking up on golfers during a fund raising tournament Tuesday, though it’s unclear if it was the same animal as the day before.

“It was literally a dinosaur,” Carrie Moores, who snapped a picture while taking photos during the tournament, told the Post and Courier Tuesday. “People said it was one of the largest ones they had ever seen.

Moores’ photo captured the massive alligator ambling along behind unsuspecting golfers. After snapping the photo, she ran to a nearby golf cart and drove away while the alligator continued on to a lagoon.


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“I was marching up to the hole with my camera poised to get the golfers’ picture,” she said. “Then I realized the alligator and I were coming together in a ‘V’ right toward the golfers. I quickly snapped the photo, then ran back to the person who was driving a golf cart for me to see if she knew what the protocol was for an alligator on the golf course.”

The Monday videos captured two enormous alligators strolling along the Osprey Point Golf Course while golfers watched from afar.

Golfers at all Kiawah Island courses are used to seeing alligators, albeit not all so massive, while teeing off. The town of Kiawah Island notes that alligators exist in almost all of the 150 ponds interspersed throughout the island. Most range from three to eight feet in length, though alligators up to 11 feet have been spotted.

It’s not just Kiawah Island golfers who encounter massive gators frequently. A man golfing in North Fort Myers, Florida was attacked by a ten-foot alligator in February but succeeded in fighting the animal off with a golf club.

“As soon as he had me in the water up to my waist, I started hitting him in the head. He was looking at me with his big eyes and I kept hitting him. And I’m thinking, ‘I’m getting deeper and deeper,’ and I thought, ‘You’re not gonna get me,’” Tony Aarts told WINK News in February. “It’s a good thing I had that putter. It’s a good, solid, heavy, putter.”


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