It is like 'Return of the reptile', as Florida's most famous and 15-footer four-legged giant is back who was last seen in a video walking across Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Florida went viral, with the critter being nicknamed “Chubbs”. According to the sources, the monster reptile drew national attention in 2016 when he was captured on video trekking across the course.
However, this time, a video captured on Wednesday by a maintenance worker at the course showed the same creature wandering around at the Golf course by an army of vultures. The video was shared on Facebook by Pope Golf who manages Buffalo Creek Golf Course in the Parrish and Palmetto area, showing the massive gator strolling across the eighth hole of the course while several vultures follow close behind. These creatures are the native to only the United States and China.
"He’s very slow moving. He doesn't go very far before he has to stop and take a breather. That video was top speed." It's the same gator that’s been out here for 25 years," says the general manager of the Golf course Ryan Henderson.
“Alligators are in all 67 counties,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission public information coordinator Melody Kilborn said. “So you have a chance of encountering one in any fresh, brackish and sometimes, for short periods of times, saltwater.
“So we always recommend you being aware of your surroundings, to keep a safe distance from any alligators you might see and we also have the dawn and dusk information that we give. Alligators tend to be a little more active near dawn and dusk ”, Kilborn added.
Kilborn also said alligators move slower on land than in the water, and a 15-foot alligator will move slower on land than a smaller-sized one.