An American alligator estimated to be 12-13 feet long lies on the putting green of Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida in this handout photo courtesy of Bill Susie.
Photo by Bill Susie/Reuters

Fore! Giant alligator goes for stroll on Florida golf course

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There are hundreds of alligators living in the lush swamps surrounding the Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida — but few have gained as much attention as the very large gator who became a hazard on the seventh green last week.

According to general manager Mickie Zada, two senior members of the club were playing the course on March 6 when they came upon the gator “who appears to have taken residence on our White Course #7 hole.”

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Bill Susie used his phone to snap a photo of the gator at an angle that made it “looks like a dinosaur,” — even though Zada believes it was only 12-13 feet long — while Dick Huber took the picture of the reptile lying on the green.

According to Zada, the photos have turned into a publicity boom for the course, which is located south of St. Petersburg on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

This article originally appeared at NBCNews.com

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Fore! Giant alligator goes for stroll on Florida golf course

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