Video: Gator Scales Fence at Florida Golf Course

July 1, 2016
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At this point, seeing a gator on a Florida golf course is commonplace. They lay out in the fairways. They lurk in water hazards. They stalk the greens like something out of Jurassic Park.

But did you know they can also climb barbed wire fences?

A golfer at Hideaway Country Club in Fort Meyers, Fla., captured video of an eight-foot alligator nimbly scaling and hoisting itself over a chain link fence. The course’s manager, Jeff Wilson, told a local news outlet he’d attempt fortify the fence.

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“[The gator] wiggled some of the poles up a little bit,” Wilson said. “In fact, he went over barb wire too, which is pretty amazing, but of course, alligator skin is pretty tough.”

Check out the video below.