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Gators tango on Florida golf course

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 11:08:27-05

(WFLA/NBC) It was a day to remember on a Florida golf course this past weekend, not because of a hole-in-one, but a wildlife wrestling match that caused quite a stir.

Two alligators were engaged in an epic clash right in the middle of the fairway.

On Saturday, Lynn Sarels was with friends playing a round at the Myakka Pines Golf Course when they were suddenly interrupted.

There, on the 4th hole, two gators were duking it out.

"They were rolling around, biting each other, flipping each other, it was amazing," said Sarels.

A 12-foot-gator, nicknamed “Goliath,” had chased down a smaller, 10-footer, and the two engaged in an epic battle, right in the middle of the fairway.

"I got a little nervous then because I had never seen that before," said Sarels.

Sarels quickly grabbed her camera to capture the melee. The pictures are quickly spreading online.

"(The gators) were flipping, you could see in photographs, one head is up that way, the other is down that way, it looks like they're all tangled up," said Sarels.

"They were rolling around and they were tangling with one another and one was trying to get free,” said Kathy Dee, who witnessed the gator fight

“You can see open mouths with teeth, you can see chomping down," said Sarels.

The golfers were forced to be patient.

"There were some fellas down there waiting to tee off, and of course they had to hold up until they finished their shenanigans," said Dee.

Spotting gators at Myakka Pines is nothing new, but this was different.

"I've never seen anything like this before," said Sarels.

Within 10 minutes, the bout was over and Goliath was the winner. He confidently strode away, while the smaller one limped into a pond.

The “Clash of the Titans” was finished.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel