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Experts Say 'Nothing Abnormal' About Massive Gator In Florida Freaking Out Social Media


The Naples Daily News reported Wednesday that the baby dinosaur was spotted at Valencia Golf & Country Club by PGA professional Jeff Jones, who shot footage of the gargantuan gator.


Even before Jones’ video was circulated on social media, Wink News meteorologist Matt Devitt tweeted photos of the gator, and the buff beast appeared so colossal, many thought the images could be fake.


Brandon Fisher, a gator expert and director of media relations at Orlando’s Gatorland , agreed.


Fisher also noted that the reptile was pretty big for a “golf course gator” and estimated it was about nine or 10 feet long.


David Steen, the reptile and amphibian research leader of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told HuffPost via Twitter that the gator’s actual size may be hard to gauge.


Tyler Stolting, a PGA professional who also shot footage of the animal (above) told the Miami Herald he saw the gator from his golf cart at around 2 p.m., and that there were no plans for the course to call a trapper or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.






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