‘He ate it!’ Moment a sneaky alligator steals golfer’s ball and swims off with it in Mississippi
- Footage shows an alligator taking off with a golf ball in Gulfport, Mississippi
- Golfers can be heard laughing in the background after the animal eats the ball
- It then crawls back into the river while the men say ‘he ate it!’ and ‘my god!’
This is the moment a sneaky alligator took off with a golfer’s ball on a course in Mississippi.
In the video, taken in Gulfport and shared online by one of the men’s wives, golfers can be heard laughing as one zooms in on the animal with the ball in its jaws.
It is then seen crawling towards the pond behind it and disappears under the water still carrying the ball.
The golfers filmed the animal on October 9 after one of them hit a ball which landed right by the water.
The men can be heard exclaiming ‘my god’ as the animal scoops up the ball in its jaws, before one of the chuckling players says: ‘He ate it!’
As the alligator begins to creep back into the river, another man says: ‘That’s not good!’
In the video, taken in Gulfport, Mississippi, and shared by one of the men’s wives, golfers can be heard laughing in the background after the animal grabs their ball on October 9
Zooming in on the alligator, one of the men can be heard saying ‘my god!’ while the animal holds the ball in its mouth
The alligator then disappears under the water as the video ends.
Sharing the footage on October 20, one of the players’ wives joked: ‘Is this considered a drop ball now?’
Commenters suggested the alligator thought the golf ball was an egg, adding: ‘That’s going to be disappointing!’
The men continue to laugh until another can be heard talking in the background about how the animal is holding the ball in his mouth
It’s not the first time an alligator has disrupted a game of golf.
David Ksieniewicz was playing at a South Carolina golf club in April when his shot landed on an alligator’s back.
He left the animal to waddle back into a lake with the ball at Okatie’s Spring Island Club.
Players usually have to take a shot from where the ball has landed but Ksieniewicz chose to reset.
He was allowed as he had run into ‘abnormal course conditions’ which include ‘dangerous animals’.