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Monster Alligator Freaks Out Everyone As It Stomps Through Florida Golf Course

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“Chubbs” is estimated to be 15 feet long and he’s back. The 15-foot-long alligator made a return appearance last week, lumbering through the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida, then plopping down on the green. “Me and my dad were about to hit off the tee on a par 3 and we saw him lying right on the green.” “He was a beast,” golfer Sage Stryczny, who captured the footage, told Tampa NBC station WFLA. Chubbs became a viral sensation in 2016 when similar footage surfaced, making the gator something of a tourist attraction ― and perhaps course hazard ― at Buffalo Creek.
Stryczny said they were within about 50 feet of the gator as they tried to play. He added that the reptile seemed to be trying to go from one pond to another, but was stopping to rest along the way.  “He doesn’t bother anybody and they don’t bother him.” “People have heard that he is out here and that is all they want to see so they will bring spectators to ride so somebody can get a picture,” Wendy Schofield, a clerk at the pro shop, told NBC station News 3 in Las Vegas at the time. Chubbs is so adored that someone even edited him into scenes from “Jurassic Park”:
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What An Incredible Row It Is, Duck Gets Babies In A Row

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An amateur wildlife photographer took some photos and now the internet, and the rest of the media world just can’t get enough of the waterfowl, a mama duck took some babies for a swim on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota, the photographer, Brent Cizek, who captured the image of the adult common merganser taking dozens of ducklings, “(the number of ducklings:” 76). for a swim also has something to do with it. Cizek told The New York Times that he didn’t know that a duck could care for that many chicks, he first spotted the ducks in late June. “It was mind blowing,” he said. Actually, it’s not so uncommon, the National Audubon Society says on its website, if ducklings get separated from their mothers, they will instinctively follow another hen. Ducks often lay eggs in other nests in addition to their own, said Kenn Kaufman, field editor of Audubon magazine. The mother duck will probably care for this crèche for a couple more weeks, the Audubon Society said. Wildlife photographer @brentcizekphoto recently captured this incredible photo of a Common Merganser mother with an adopted brood of 50+ chicks! here are a few pictures this species:

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David Rave, a wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, told The New York Times that the common merganser is one of a number of birds that employ a sort of day care system known as a crèche. Essentially, hens leave their ducklings in the care of an older female duck that has experience raising babies. In the meantime, hopefully Cizek continues posting photos of this extended feathered family. And Cizek teased on Twitter that there might be a sighting of the mama duck on “The Tonight Show” on Friday night. “Can’t get enough of Mama Merganser”? Be sure to watch @jimmyfallon Friday night! I’ve heard she makes an appearance.

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