Think the above image is from a dinosaur flick? Nope. It's a photo allegedly shot at Hole 7 of Florida's Myakka Pines Golf Club last week.
Golfers hoping to get their game on had to stop abruptly after an enormous alligator (estimated to be 12 to 13 feet long) was spotted near the flagpole. The players were smart enough to give the animal enough space, but they still managed to snap a few pics, which were then posted on the club's .
The unbelievable photos generated quite the response, with most online users questioning their authenticity. Even though the alligator looks almost too monstrous to not be Photoshopped, the general manager of Myakka Pines, Mickie Zada, confirmed to that the pictures are the real deal.
Zada also spoke to , and he said alligators are basically norms on the golf course, which was built on a swamp. "We have a lot of alligators around here because there are no houses for miles, and it's just open swamp land."
If you think the gator pictured is huge, Zada said even bigger ones have roamed the grounds in the past. "We had one that lived here for years, his name was Big George, who was probably 15 feet long." Woah.
Luckily, there have been no accidents or injuries reported between golfer and alligator. Either way, we think we'll be sticking to mini-golf for the time being.
Do you think the pictures are real?