PALMETTO, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- An enormous alligator was seen walking across the fairway at a golf course in Florida as onlookers captured video footage.
Charles Helms, 56, recorded video of the massive gator at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto as it made its way across the course and it was later shared by Golf.com.
"He was at a pretty safe distance," Helms told Golf.com of his friend David Matos who can also be seen filming the gator. "This alligator was so large he would only move slowly --about 100 feet at a time-- before having to lie down and rest so he probably wasn't in as much danger as it may have appeared. An alligator expert may refute that; I'm just going on what I have been told."
According to CBS Miami, golf course employee Wendy Schofield said the gator has been seen at the course multiple times and has not been known to pose a threat to golfers.
"He doesn't bother anybody and they don't bother him, he's like a mascot for the course," she said.