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What the coolest animal you've seen on a golf course? My complete list from what I remember is:

Fox
Deer
Coyote
Rabbit
Frog
Groundhog
Eagle
Duck
Googe
Gator

The coolest was definitely the coyote.

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Ill add mouse and skunk... chipped in from the fringe once and had a mouse jump out bringing the ball with him... must have hit the poor little guy in the head.

There is a family of skunk that lived on one of our city courses last year, momma daddie and babies. Hit my approach over the 18th green at dusk on round and it was sitting 2 feet from one. He was just staring at me like he was saying "come on over and hit it, I dare you".

I let mr. skunk keep that pro v1.

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Road Runners are pretty cool... Saw one when I played the stadium course in Scottsdale in '94. Seeing the one during the PGA coverage this weekend reminded me of it...

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I got tagged by a 7' king snake that was sunning in a bunker. I tried a crocodile hunter move and pick it up by the tail.. Bad move

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Nothing unusual. But we do have a lot of pissed off geese here.

Last week I had a 6 am tee time, the guy on the other fairway shanked his ball down by the water by 2 geese and their babys he aparently didnt see them behind the tree. He was almost ass raped by the male. He slammed his bag down and ran the other way. It was one of those moments you wish you had a camera.

Good friend of mine was golfing in canada when a moose and calf came out of the woods.

On my main course, on a short par 4, there is a family of wood chucks their there every year. Babys are really cute.

We also have a homless guy that wonders around the course picking up beer cans. Hes very elusive as he spooks easily. :)

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What the coolest animal you've seen on a golf course? My complete list from what I remember is:

I've seen all of the above on various courses except the coyote and the googe. (not sure what that is, if googe = goose, I try to run them down, I fricken hate geese.... I guess I hate geege too))

During ONE round last year I saw: Big Turtle (Like bowling ball big) Deer Red Fox Skunk and a Blue Heron. (who was actually in a tree and dropped a gallon size crap on the teebox) I thought I was in a National Geographic special that day.

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We played a course once that butts up against a National Wildlife sanctuary; woods, swamp, lakes ... we snuck out of work early one Friday and got a late mid-afternoon tee time. Walking around the corner of a severe dogleg on 18 near twilight, there on the fairway about 100 yards from the green (and 200 yards from the clubhouse too) were two does (whitetail) each with two fawns. Pretty cool ...

I think I've seen that beer can dude, too. Iowa ain't that far from Wisconsin!! HA!

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Deer
Fox
Coyotes
Blue Heron
Cranes
Roadrunners
Gila Monster
Rattle Snakes
Coral Snakes
Black Bear
Snapping Turtles
Eagles-Bald, Golden
Vultures
Owls
Pine Marten/Fishers (like an otter, only cooler looking)
badgers

I shared a fair with a black bear for an entire hole, but the only animals that scared me on the list were the Rattlesnakes and Gila Monsters.

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Ive seen a big ass mutant dinosaur turtle in a lake. But the most interesting animal story i have (also kind of tragic) is my indcident with a starling years ago. If any of you have any expereince with starlings, you know they are pesky little things that like to fly two inches off of the damn ground. I was playing a shot and I skulled my 5 iron. It struck a starling as it took a bounce and worm burned its way down the fairway.

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At my course we have snake habitats and there are PLENTY of snakes here since it is a wetlands area. Probably the coolest thing I have seen is one day we were on the putting green practicing before our round. We noticed a deer came flying out of the wooded area on number 10 to our right. It ran full speed across the 10th fairway, through the woods between 10 and 18, across the 18th fairway, through the woods between 18 and 1, across the 1st fairway, jumped in the pond(it was really cold), swam the enitre length of the pond, got out and just kept running full speed until we couldn't see it anymore. Obviously something spooked it because it was hauling butt!!

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I forgot one more story ... about 'animals'

We were on vacation in Myrtle Beach and playing a course in which the ranger came up to us on like 12 or 13. She said not to be too concerned about the blood on 16 green. They apparently had an unruly aligator (or croc, I have no idea which) that wouldn't leave and so they had to shoot it!! When we got to 16 you could see a lot of blood on the front apron, a nice neat little hole in the turf and drag marks to the cart path!!

HAHAHAHAHA I forgot about that one!

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A lot of deer.

I saw a groundhog steal a guys ball right off the fairway once! Into the woods and gone. I imagine he got a free drop, lol.

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Family of bears :)

Last year was playing my first round in years. At the proshop we were specifically told. if you go OOB, your ball is now a plaything for the mom + cubs that are currently living on/next to the course :)

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The coolest creature that I have ever seen was an alligator. I was Playing in Florida with my father in law and him and his buddies were telling me about the gators on the course we were going to. I thought that they were teasing and full of , however at about the seventh hole I hit my ball over an elevated green and as I went over the green to find my ball, it was sitting about 20 feet from a gator. I ran picked up my ball and ran away as fast as I could. They were all laughing and gave me a free stroke. I was scared then, however now it is freaking hilarious to think about. LOL

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there are so many WT deer around here they are like rats. All I need is a hand full of corn and a hammer and I could eat good. I wish I could carry a gun while playing. It would take a few months, but I could feed a family of 5 for 10 years with the meat I could take. There are times in the late afternoon, that you have to watch where you are driving so you don't hit one with a golf cart. The would be embarrassing.. at the hospital all burgered up and when asked what happened you have to say you hit a deer going 10 mph in a golf cart while drinking a cold beer.... "the damn thing came out of no where".

The day I left work at a Florida golf course, we took out a 12 foot gator. The guy shot the gator, cut off its head and gave it to me. I put it in an ice chest and drove here to Texas the next day. That thing was huge.

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