Golfers Find Alligator and Python Intertwined

By Chris Chaney
Wednesday January 17th, 2018 7:14 am EST


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Despite most of the country battling abnormally cold temperatures and snow in places where snow usually doesn’t fall, Naples, Florida remains in prime golf season. The best testimonial of that is crazy things keep happening on golf courses around Southern Florida.


Golfers at the Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek found that out on Tuesday when they reached the back nine. Off of the tee of the 10th hole, players came across the result of a python vs. alligator skirmish that appeared to have gone the alligator’s way. Although the python had the gator wrapped up, its head was in the alligator’s mouth, which meant game over for the snake.

Richard Nadler took some pictures and posted them to Facebook, kicking off the first viral golf course animal story of 2018.


Tiffini Theisen of The Orlando Sentinel had more information

Several golfers in Naples on Friday had their games interrupted by an unusual, yet very Florida, sight: a python wrapped around an alligator with its head in the gator’s mouth.

Richard Nadler was among several golfers to post photos and videos of the encounter at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek on social media.

“‘Wild’ day on the 10th hole today!” Nadler posted along with several photos of the pair next to a lake. “That’s a an alligator and a Burmese python entwined. The alligator seems to have the upper hand.”

Several witnesses said they saw the alligator eventually drag the snake into the water, WILX-TV reported. Security personnel from the club were on hand to make sure no one got too close to the animals.




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