Massive Alligator Spotted Roaming a Golf Course in Florida

Massive Alligator Spotted Roaming a Golf Course in Florida

A massive (estimated size?) alligator was spotted roaming the area at the Myakka Pines Golf Course in Englewood, Florida. (need source) (date?)

The golfers and staff first noticed the alligator when they looked by the pond near the seventh golf hole.


While club members and staff at the Myakka Pines Golf Course have seen many alligators roaming around the golf course, this particular alligator was larger than most. According to,“Club members say seeing gators on the course isn’t unusual in Florida, although the alligator is an unusually big gator.” 


The alligators in the golf course are not a danger to humans. CBC observed, “The alligator doesn’t seem to bother golfers, but they always let the gator play through”. The gator’s diet usually consists of turtles, amphibians, fish, birds, invertebrates, snakes, and mammals, and it is uncommon for them to attack humans. 


Ever since the recording of this alligator’s stroll through the golf course, the Myakka Pines Golf Course and the alligator have attracted lots of public attention, with the video capturing the alligator’s appearance going viral. As maintained by, the alligator was soon nicknamed “Goliath the gator.”


Goliath’s appearance at the Myakka Pines Golf Course has also resulted in lots of publicity on their social media pages. As stated in  a post in CBC News, “So far we’ve gotten 528,286 views of the picture and gained 140 new ‘likes’ on our Facebook page”. 


When the staff of the Myakka Pines Golf Course were notified of the massive alligator sighting, they did not remove or disturb the alligator. The reason behind is that the alligators from the course are very quiet and do not bother the golfers nor staff. “The alligators usually keep to themselves”, the staff concluded. (need a source)


(Need to add an interesting fact with source about how many alligators are known to exist in Florida or another interesting fact.)