VIDEO: Gator shuffles onto golf course during tournament

 NEW ORLEANS — Golfers face plenty of hazards on the course; water, strong winds, and on Thursday, apparently an alligator.

Three alligators approached some golfers near the water at the PGA Zurich Classic Tournament in New Orleans, but it was the three-legged gator that made a splash.

The gator, estimated to be about 12 feet, slowly approached a rules official. Spectators were startled, unlike the official in the golf cart looking relatively unfazed.

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The animal is apparently a regular visitor, according to The Huffington Post. Employees have nicknamed the gator “Tripod.”

At first, the creature appeared to posed a danger. As it turns out, the three-legged gator stopped beside the rules official, just looking to make a friend.

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