Alligator returns to give pro golfer fright

An alligator bravely dispatched from the fairway by an American golfer during the Arnold Palmer Invitational returned for a second day – and this time it stood firm.

Footage of Cody Gribble removing the reptile by slapping it on the tail was widely circulated on Thursday.

But participants who thought that was the end of the matter got a nasty shock.


The alligator returned for a second day on Friday
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The alligator returned for a second day on Friday

New footage shows golfer Smylie Kaufman and his caddie getting a fright on Friday as they walk along the 6th fairway at Bay Hill in Orlando.

Explaining his own bravery on Thursday, Gribble said: “I’ve done it a couple times before.


Cody Gribble removed the reptile by slapping it on the tail
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Cody Gribble removed the reptile on Thursday by slapping it on the tail

“I wasn’t too worried about it at the time. Those guys, I mean, it’s like a jolt, it’s quick, they’re not going to catch you, they’re not going to catch you a couple of steps down.

“I mean, they’re going to get you really quick early, but I’m not in its way. I’m right behind him. It’s not going to happen.”

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