Man hits golf shot that lands on gator's head, doesn't lose hand
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Man hits golf shot that lands on gator’s head, doesn’t lose hand

This gator may be the cousin of the one that got Chubbs' hand in "Happy Gilmore."

Florida golfer Jack Dupre was playing Myakka Pines G.C. near Sarasota on Tuesday when he hit a wayward shot. The ball ended up on the head of a sunbathing gator, according to That's the bad news. The good news? At least the ball didn't go in the hazard.


If Dupre decided to play the ball as it lies and the gator awoke, at least he would be able to retreat to a cart to zig-zag his way to safety. At Myakka Pines, non-members are not allowed to walk before 2:30 p.m.

According to his Facebook profile, Dupre is an avid Boston sports fan, but also loves the LPGA. He also loves his limbs.

And if this photo was staged, then it's all that much more impressive.

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