JUN 11, 2016 11:45 AM PDT

Godzilla-like Gator Spotted at a Golf Course in Florida

For Florida residents, seeing a gator around is nothing out of the ordinary, but one specimen that made it to social media and news outlets recently is much larger than your average sighting.
 

A gigantic gator is seen roaming the lands of the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Florida.

 
In Palmetto, Florida, a Godzilla-looking gator was spotted trekking across the ground of the Buffalo Creek Golf Course. Estimates suggest that the enormous gator was anywhere from 14-16 feet in length.
 
Ken Powell, the general manager of the golf course, tells local news agencies that the gator has been a regular at the course for years and it’s the first one he had ever seen on the course since moving to the area from California five years ago.
 
"That's the first alligator I saw when I got here," he said. “This is real. He's big, he's not a nuisance, he doesn't hurt anybody. He's got a giant reservoir to go to.”
 
Powell also notes that the gator doesn’t hurt anyone, and hasn’t for as long as he can remember seeing it, and that it just seems to want to get from point A to point B.
 
In the video below, spectators get ultra-close to the animal to grab a video of the animal. It appears to move slowly and then collapse on the ground to rest. Powell recommends that no one gets as close to the gator as the man did in the video.
 


"If you're on foot, you don't want to be that close," Powell said.

Because the gator is a regular at the golf course, many people see it day in and day out. Powell even suggests that the gator is somewhat of a mascot, and some people come just to see it.
 
There are no accurate measurements of the alligator’s true length yet, but Florida’s current record-holder is approximately 14 feet and 3.5 inches. Because there are not yet any known measurements, just video footage to compare his length to nearby objects, it’s hard to tell if it would break any records or not.
 
Source: 3 News, Fox 13

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
SEP 16, 2019
Earth & The Environment
SEP 16, 2019
Frankincense-Producing Trees are in Peril
Frankincense has been cherished for thousands of years, utilized in cultural and religious ceremonies as well as cooking and creating aromatics. Frankincen...
SEP 16, 2019
Plants & Animals
SEP 16, 2019
Watch Georgia Aquarium Staff Administer an Ultrasound to a Female Seal
Halo is a mature adult female harbor seal that got mixed in with mature adult males of the same species at Georgia Aquarium. With that in mind, it should c...
SEP 16, 2019
Technology
SEP 16, 2019
An App 'Tumaini' Detects Banana Disease
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly infiltrating all kinds of applications, helping even those located in remote areas of the globe. Now, AI is opening...
SEP 16, 2019
Microbiology
SEP 16, 2019
Colombia Declares a State of Emergency as Banana Fungus Reaches the Americas
Bananas: the world's most popular fruit, a major source of food for millions of people, and now, seriously threatened by fungus....
SEP 16, 2019
Plants & Animals
SEP 16, 2019
Here's Why High-Speed Cameras Are Used to Film Wildlife
When watching TV shows about wildlife in its natural habitat, filmmakers for popular firms such as Animal Planet and National Geographic often showcase vid...
SEP 16, 2019
Earth & The Environment
SEP 16, 2019
"The Blob" is Back
Five years ago, a phenomenon dubbed “the blob” caused turmoil along the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean. No, it wasn’t an invader from sp...
Loading Comments...