Massive gator interrupts golfers at Stoneybrook course in Sarasota

How do you know when alligator mating season is in full swing in Florida? Ask the FWC – or someone who golfs.

As alligators venture about, looking for their perfect mate, residential areas and outdoor recreation spaces become gator crossing zones. 

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Lisa Reed and a group of golfers from the American Singles Golf Association saw a big one sauntering across the fairway at Stoneybrook Golf Club, in Sarasota, April 16. 


Reed started recording and says "Oh my goodness" as the gator walks near their ball. 

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 "It’s going for the ball! Look it, look it! Oh my goodness," an excited Reed said.


Credit: Lisa Reed via Storyful