Giant python slithers across a South African golf course in front of startled players

Giant python slithers across a South African golf course in front of startled players

This footage of a large African rock python gliding across a golf course in South Africa is not for the fainthearted.

The reptile decided to interrupt a round of golf at the eighth hole at the Zimbali golf course as it slowly made its way from one side of the course to the other.

The snake appeared to be at least 12 ft long and completely dwarfed the astonished man who watched as it shuffled across the green.


The man certainly didn’t suffer from a fear of snakes as he reached out to touch the python’s tail causing it to wriggle away.



Any golfers present could take comfort from the fact that the serpent, although Africa‘s largest species of snake, is in fact non-venomous and very rarely kills humans.

Golf Director Kyle Caitano said a member of staff had called him to the fairway on the eighth hole after spotting the serpent in the open.

‘I saw the python and it went off on its way,’ he said.

‘We do know that it hangs around near a water source on the course. It is quite rare to see it in the open. He went over the fairway, through a bunker and into the rough,’ Caitano added.

 

Culled from Mail Sport 

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