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Video: Golfer ignores 7-foot alligator strolling next to him

Video: Golfer ignores 7-foot alligator strolling next to him
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Video: Golfer ignores 7-foot alligator strolling next to him
Professional wakeboarder Steel Lafferty was playing golf in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon when he had an unexpected run-in with a gator."I wasn't too worried," Lafferty told CNN."I wakeboard professionally, so I'm always in the water, and I've kind of been around gators my whole life. There was a bit of a worry, but it seemed like he was doing his own thing, so I let him go."In a video posted to his Instagram account, Lafferty barely acknowledges the alligator, taking a shot at the same moment it strolls by. He estimated it to be about 7 feet long.Lafferty called his encounter with the alligator a "good experience.""My shot was really good, and that was really the only thing I was worried about. I had to make par on the hole because we had a bet going, and I was more worried about winning the bet than getting eaten."It wasn't the first time this month a Florida gator has made a dramatic appearance in an unlikely place.Videos from last week show one swimming in the middle of a busy road and another climbing a fence.

Professional wakeboarder Steel Lafferty was playing golf in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon when he had an unexpected run-in with a gator.

"I wasn't too worried," Lafferty told CNN.

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"I wakeboard professionally, so I'm always in the water, and I've kind of been around gators my whole life. There was a bit of a worry, but it seemed like he was doing his own thing, so I let him go."

In a video posted to his Instagram account, Lafferty barely acknowledges the alligator, taking a shot at the same moment it strolls by. He estimated it to be about 7 feet long.

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Lafferty called his encounter with the alligator a "good experience."

"My shot was really good, and that was really the only thing I was worried about. I had to make par on the hole because we had a bet going, and I was more worried about winning the bet than getting eaten."

It wasn't the first time this month a Florida gator has made a dramatic appearance in an unlikely place.

Videos from last week show one swimming in the middle of a busy road and another climbing a fence.