Man-eating crocodile swallows golfer

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WARNING: This story contains a graphic photograph not suitable for small children or the faint of heart!

Subject: American Crocodile

As the story goes, the first golf foursome of the day played together to the 5th hole where one impatient golfer went ahead of the group. The remaining three, thinking that the impatient golfer finished without them and was waiting at the nineteenth hole wasn’t concerned with his absence.

After waiting 2 hours for his return and noting his car was still in the parking lot, the threesome notified the club and the search was on. Of course the impatient golfer was not located, but his clubs were found on the seventh hole. The golfer had vanished without a trace.

Three days later, “Ole Mose” was spotted on the seventh hole and was an immediate suspect. Ole Mose was an American Crocodile that was an infrequent course visitor for over 20 years. Not too much concern was ever given Ole Mose, since he had always made a hasty retreat whenever he saw anyone coming.

To make a long story even longer, after the course officials, SPCA, lawyers, citizens groups, the mayor, Palm Beach PD, and the American Crocodile Association of So. Florida all put their minds together, it was decided that to put everyone’s mind at ease, Ole Mose should be unzipped.

And here is the result.


man-eating crocodile unzipped
This American Crocodile was taken at the “Breakers Golf Course” in Palm Beach County, FL in June, 1998.

There must be something to be learned from this; maybe something about being patient with your golf game or maybe something about hungry crocodiles.

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