Here’s something you don’t see every day! A visitor to the Hilton Head Lakes golf course came across two massive alligators on the fairway fighting aggressively on Thursday. Matthew Proffitt recorded the encounter on the 18th tee, watching as the gators locked their jaws and rolling around, reports The State.
Sudden death playoff on the 18 yesterday! Keep your eyes open out there, the course is full of wildlife!
“We were pretty sure they wouldn’t mess with us, because they were locked in on each other,” said Proffitt, a member of the professional staff at the Hardeeville club. “But it was pretty nerve-wracking seeing that.”
Proffitt says that although he went on his way, others reported that the gators struggled for over two hours. Alligators are not uncommon in Beaufort County along with ponds and lakes on golf courses and in housing developments where they sun themselves.
“We see an alligator pretty much every day,” Proffitt said. “But that is the first time we’ve seen anything like that.”
If you see an alligator be sure to steer clear, no matter how big they may be, and never try to feed them.