Two, huge gators duke it out on North Carolina golf course

It's not uncommon to stumble upon alligators while playing a round of golf in certain parts of the country. But two gators rumbling? That doesn't happen every day.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 8:28 a.m.

The list of things I hope not to encounter on a golf course isn't very long. But, among the highlights are these three, in no particular order:

1. A score worse than bogey (pretty much unavoidable, so I've learned to live with it)

2. Snakes

3. Alligators

The topic for this piece is entry No. 3: alligators.

I can't stand the people who say, "If you leave them alone, they'll leave you alone." Guys, those things are like water dinosaurs!

Last week on the 18th hole at Panthers Run at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., YouTube user derekreed36d captured video of two gators all-out rumbling in a body of water that skirts the fairway of the hole.

Here it is:

Those gators were huge. No, thank you. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.