"It seemed like he was doing his own thing."

By Meghan Overdeep
August 27, 2019
Instagram/steellafferty

Professional wakeboarder Steel Lafferty was playing golf at the ChampionsGate Country Club in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon when an unexpected visitor walked across the green.

Lafferty shared a video of a large alligator passing within feet of him on Instagram (below). Neither he nor the gator seem concerned with the other. Lafferty even takes a shot the moment the crocodilian saunters by.

"Golfing in Florida is just different..." he captioned the now-viral video.

Lafferty called his encounter with the alligator, which he estimates was about seven feet long, a "good experience."

"I wasn't too worried," the 27-year-old Florida native told CNN. "I wakeboard professionally so I'm always in the water and I've kind of been around gators my whole life. There was a bit of a worry, but it seemed like he was doing his own thing, so I let him go."

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"My shot was really good and that was really the only thing I was worried about," Lafferty continued. "I had to make par on the hole because we had a bet going and I was more worried about winning the bet than getting eaten."

Only in Florida!

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