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Video captures alligator climbing fence of Fort Myers golf course

By David J. Neal

dneal@miamiherald.com

Alligator climbs fence at Fort Myers golf course

An eight-foot long alligator was caught on camera climbing over a fence at a Fort Myers golf course, leaving nearby residents frightened.
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An eight-foot long alligator was caught on camera climbing over a fence at a Fort Myers golf course, leaving nearby residents frightened.

This should dispel any scintilla of security you get from those fences on the roads and parking lots along Alligator Alley — or, really, anywhere in Florida that's not urban enough for hipster bars and gentrification.

A nearly eight-foot long alligator nicknamed “Tom” — a common sight around the seventh tee at Fort Myers' Hideaway Country Club according to Tampa's Fox 13 — decided he needed to leave the course.

Apparently the exit would’ve taken too long, so “Tom” decided to climb over the fence. Maybe it was time to eat. Maybe it was time to do something else and he didn't want to be a rude guest, but he climbed over as seen in this video by club member Eric Gilbert.

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