The other day, we showed you some footage of a gargantuan alligator at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida. Now, there's new video out there, and holy berjeebers! It wasn't just an optical illusion, this thing is frighteningly large!

One Florida-based website talked to local golfers at the course about the dinosaur, their unofficial golf course mascot:

Our hunt took us to Ken Powell, regional manager for Pope Golf. Powell oversees the 18-hole golf course.

Powell said the video — and the gator — are indeed real. Powell, who moved to Florida five years ago, said the gator can most often be found roaming around holes 3, 8 and 14. You might see him several days in a row, or not at all for weeks, Powell said.

"Sometimes, the alligator hides in the nearby black culvert pipe feeding into the lake", Powell said. We opted not to poke our head in. "

Check out this video below:

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[via Politifact]