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Golfer Narrowly Escapes Alligator Attack by Bashing it with His Putter

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This golfer got out of a gator’s jaws by bashing it with a golf club.

In one of the more unique escapes from an alligator attack we’ve ever heard of, a Florida golfer escaped a 10-foot reptile’s jaws after bashing the animal with his putter.

Tony Aarts was lining up a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of Fort Myers’ Magnolia Landing course last week when the gator struck.

Hear him tell his story in the video below:

“As I was walking about five or six feet away from the water, I heard a splash,” Aarts told reporters. “As soon as I heard that splash, I knew it was an alligator. And he got me.”

Fortunately, Aaarts thought to aim for the alligator’s eyes with his club, and after he hit the reptile three times, it released its grip.

He is now recovering from the ordeal and the alligator was later captured and removed by animal trappers. Thankfully, due to this quick thinking, he’s able to joke about the incident now. “I guess a golfer should always keep a club in his hand,” Aarts told reporters.

We think he’ll probably be a little more careful on his next golf outing in the sunshine state!

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Golfer Narrowly Escapes Alligator Attack by Bashing it with His Putter