VIDEO: Golfer slaps an alligator to shock it off a course

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cody Gribble gave new definition to a unsure play on a par-5 sixth hole over H2O during Bay Hill on Thursday.

Not with a club, nonetheless with his hand.

And it didn’t engage an eagle, rather an 8-foot alligator.

Gribble, already 4-over standard for his round, was walking along a corner of a lake when he saw a gator sunning himself on a bank. Instead of walking around it, a Texan reached over and swatted a tail his left hand.

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Startled, a gator took off for a water.

“The gator looked like he indispensable some exercise,” Gribble pronounced after opening with a 77. “But he was sitting right there in a approach and, we know, we theory we was perplexing to get some adrenaline going somehow. But we wasn’t unequivocally fearful of it.”

It competence not have been a safest play, nonetheless Gribble pronounced he has finished that before. Gators are quick, nonetheless during slightest this one was confronting a H2O and didn’t see him coming.

“They’re not going to locate we a integrate of stairs down,” Gribble said. “They’re going to get we unequivocally discerning early, nonetheless if I’m not in a approach — I’m right behind him — it’s not going to happen.”

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Gribble pronounced he’s had gators spin on him, nonetheless they haven’t held him yet.

And for those who have never had a experience, Gribble pronounced a skin of a gator is “incredibly clean.”

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