A shocking video is going viral this week showing two large alligators wrestling one another right in the middle of a golf course in South Carolina.
The 15-second clip was captured at the Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, and it shows the two enormous animals trying to overpower each other. One of the alligators manages to clamp down on the other one’s head as the each keep trying to role their opponent on its back.
“Sudden death playoff on the 18 yesterday! Keep your eyes open out there, the course is full of wildlife!” the video was captioned. The footage has quickly gone viral, being viewed over 850,000 times!
Matthew Proffitt, who was spending the day golfing with friends, told The Sun that he was nearby when the epic battle between the gators ensued.
“We were pretty sure they wouldn’t mess with us, because they were locked in on each other,” he said of the fight. “But it was pretty nerve-wracking seeing that.”
“They would lay still for a few minutes, with their jaws locked on each other, and then try to roll or shake,” Proffitt added. “The fight went on for about two hours.”
Social media users have gotten a big kick out of the video, with one writing, “I will never golf again but I certainly wouldn’t golf where dinosaurs are fighting it out!”
“Somebody needs to finish the story…did they walk off holding hands or did someone die?” another person commented, while a third user wrote that this was “an incentive for social distancing while playing golf in a foursome!”
This unfortunately comes a few weeks after we reported that a South Carolina woman was killed by an alligator while trying to get a closer look at the creature.
“In May 1 Kiawah Island incident in which victim was pulled into pond by alligator, coroner has ruled death as accidental drowning. This case is an unfortunate tragedy,” the local police department tweeted afterwards. “We urge citizens to be alert and cautious around wildlife. Enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly.”
In May 1 Kiawah Island incident in which victim was pulled into pond by alligator, coroner has ruled death as accidental drowning. This case is an unfortunate tragedy. We urge citizens to be alert and cautious around wildlife. Enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. #chsnews pic.twitter.com/SZgaFax0Ew
— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) May 5, 2020
This serves as a reminder that you ever come upon an alligator fight like the one taking place in the video above, please keep your distance.
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