According to Carrie Moores, before she moved to South Carolina last year she had only seen alligators in the zoo. She got a fright when she saw the massive gator, stalking the golfers on the golf course, who reportedly had their backs turned to the reptile. Moores told the Post and Courier that the Alligator in question was so huge, it was “literally a dinosaur.”

Monster alligator heads straight for the golfers

Moores says she was walking up to the hole, getting ready to take a shot of the golfers at play, when she realized that she and the alligator were coming together in a “V.” She said they were both heading straight for the golfers.

After snapping a photo, she reportedly ran to the lady who was driving her golf cart to find out the protocol for dealing with alligators on the golf course. The two women eventually managed to get the attention of the golfers who then quickly hopped into their golf cart, driving away to safety. As for the alligator, he reportedly just kept right on strolling, eventually disappearing into a lagoon close by.

As reported by the New York Daily News, Moores moved from New Haven, Ct. to South Carolina last summer and is more used to being mugged by a squirrel than seeing huge alligators. She added that the alligator in question was the largest she had ever seen and definitely bigger than anything she had seen in the zoo.

Golf fundraiser was a success, despite the alligator

The golf fundraiser was being held to raise money for the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, where Moores works as a Marketing and Communications Specialist. The clinic was set up to treat low-income, uninsured adults who live and work on James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands and operates on donations.

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All Moores expected to do was capture images of the golfers at their game, never thinking she would come across such a major part of the South Carolina wildlife on the golf course.

Despite the intrusion of the “dinosaur” alligator, the golf tournament reportedly raised over $200,000, which is sufficient to fund 3,800 patient visits, so the event was definitely a success, if a tad frightening.