A video showing a gator walking around a Bonita Springs golf course is now going viral.
ABC-7 went to the golf course and found out he’s still there although he’s back in the water now where he belongs.
But this is just the most recent gator sighting in Florida. There have been at least six in the last month. Half of them here in Southwest Florida.
So we wanted to know why they seem to be popping up a lot. FWC said the reason this massive creature could be coming a little closer than usual may have to do with our dangerously dry conditions.
In a statement to ABC-7 officials said, “prolonged drought conditions may cause alligators to move in search of water,” which isn’t a surprise to those on the course.
“It’s been pretty dry this year so far they’re probably coming out looking for food I’d imagine there’s not a lot out here everything’s drying up,” said Daniel Eaker in Bonita Springs.
“When it gets so hot down here or you don’t see a lot of rain, we see him more often because you see them on the banks,” added Adam Dolan, operations staff member.
Even though that gator is quite large, FWC says unless he becomes a nuisance or aggressive towards any golfers, he’ll stay put safe and sound in his pond on hole 8, waiting for the rain, just like us.