Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Massive snake slowly slithers across South Africa golf course

Massive snake slowly slithers across South Africa golf course

"You know, I'm all for the challenges that come with playing a new golf course, but I prefer them to be in the form of unknown layouts of the greens, hidden creeks and perhaps even an island green from time to time".

In South Africa, a different kind of reptile gets in golfers' way.

A video shot at a Zimbali golf course on the east coast of South Africa shows a massive snake, believed to be a python, making its way across the fairway and into a bunker, while a slightly nervous golfer watches on.

The snake appeared to be at least 12 ft long and completely dwarfed the startled man
The snake appeared to be at least 12 ft long and completely dwarfed the startled man

Conservation staff member, Nick Evans, said the giant snake was likely a Southern African Python measuring about 11 feet long and "made of pure muscle".

"Notice how, at first, it appears to move a bit like a slug, moving in a straight line", Evans wrote.

"What an unbelievable encounter!" "I'd definitely take up the sport if I could see this on a regular basis!"

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