'Monster' alligator spotted on MacDill Air Force Base

Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 17:29:13-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A massive alligator was spotted on MacDill Air Force Base in South Tampa Friday morning. 

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Jake Sherrock took the video on his phone — but made sure to keep his distance. 

“That is a monster. An absolute monster,” the golfers say in the video. “This is like a freaking dinosaur, man.”

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The large gator, which the golfers estimate to be roughly 12-feet long, slowly made its way across the Bay Palms Golf Course. The golfers say that the gator has been spotted around the course for several years.

This isn't the first time a massive gator has been spotted hanging out on a golf course in Florida. A few years ago, video of the 'Goliath gator,' went viral when it was spotted at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida.

Mary Stringini is a Digital Reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.