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Not par for the course! Huge alligator spotted on golf fairway

Chubbs the alligator Chubbs the alligator
Cassandra Castillo | 19 October, 2018, 18:19

The gator, nicknamed "Chubbs" by locals, returned to the course on Saturday for a casual stroll through the fairway before laying down on the grass and bathing in some sun.

The 15-foot-long alligator made a return appearance last week, lumbering through the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida, then plopping down on the green.

"He was a beast", golfer Sage Stryczny, who captured the footage, told Tampa NBC station WFLA.

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Should any other golfers see Chubbs - or any other gator, for that matter - on the golf course, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends keeping a safe distance.

The alligator first went viral when he was spotted on the same golf course two years ago.

In fact, members at the course have even named the giant reptile, calling him "Chubbs" - a tribute to the "Happy Gilmore" character who, you know, loses his hand and eventually his life because of an alligator. "He doesn't bother anybody and they don't bother him". It's unclear where he ultimately ended up, but you can imagine the scene now.

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