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Published:July 2nd, 2016 10:40 EST

Fence-climbing Alligator a Celebrity at Florida Golf Club

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An alligator shown in a viral video as its hops a fence at a South Fort Myers golf course is a celebrity of sorts among the golfers there.

Still, an employee of the club says the gator would be removed if it poses a safety threat."


I knew that alligators were swift simmers and that they could run like the wind, but I never imagined they could climb fences as well. There is just no escape from these predators -- reason #101 to stay away from the Sunshine State.

This alligator makes frequent appearances at the country club, and members call him "Tom." I don`t care if an alligator is called "Snuggles", I`m going to give him a wide berth.

Thank goodness I live in Virginia where you won`t find any alligators swimming in pools, knocking on doors, or climbing fences.

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