Sports PGA golfer casually taps an alligator on the tail to get it off the golf course

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Tapping an alligator appears to be an effective way of removing it from the golf course, but it doesn't seem recommended.

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There appears to be an effective way to remove alligators when they wander onto golf courses, as they are wont to do, but we can't say we recommend it.

On Thursday, the PGA Tour Twitter account posted a video of a golfer approaching an alligator on the course at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, casually tapping its tail, and sending it plunging into the nearby water.

According to USA Today's Steve DiMeglio, it was 26-year-old golfer Cody Gribble.

Don't try this at home, folks.

It's not hard to imagine this going a different way for Gribble. Luckily, he was okay, but next time, the PGA may want to find someone more experienced to take care of the gator.