Take me to the next hole.
There’s no part of me that wants to find a snake in the hole.
Red-bellied black snakes are venomous snakes that are native to eastern Australia. They are medium-sized snakes, with adults typically growing to be between 3 and 6 feet long. They are usually black or dark brown in color, with a distinctive red or pink belly.
Red-bellied black snakes are venomous, and their bites can be dangerous to humans. However, they are generally not aggressive and will only bite if they feel threatened or cornered. It is important to give these snakes their space and to not attempt to handle them. If you encounter a red-bellied black snake, it is best to move away slowly and to seek medical attention if bitten.
They prefer wetter habitats, such as swamps, marshes, and riverbanks, and are often found near water. They are also occasionally found in urban areas, particularly in areas near waterways or wetlands.
Golf courses are usually home to a healthy amount of water from watering and to up the course challenge.
So, it’s not a stretch that you could find one on a golf course there. But, finding one this way is not the way you want to.
These ladies were out for a round when the unexpected happened.
When they approached the green on the second hole, they noticed something different about the hole.
When they went up to it, the hole started to move and out came a small red-bellied black snake.
The course says that all golfers made it out just fine.
“All golfers were happy to take the two putts offered to them and move on.”
I will be checking the hole before I reach in next time…
Wild Turkey Thrashes King Snake On California Golf Course
Put some respect on the turkey’s name.
This week, Americans gathered to chow down on approximately 46 million Thanksgiving turkeys, which by any and all accounts is a ridiculous number.
I, for one, can’t wait to grab myself some leftovers and make a delicious sandwich of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, black pepper and mayo on fresh white bread (the ultimate day-after meal) but after seeing this video, I have a bit more respect for the sacrificial bird.
A golfer on a Novato, California golf club witnessed a wild turkey going to battle with a king snake to defend its nest. For some reason I would have assumed these birds would be scared of a predatory snake, but this completely changed my perspective.
This turkey dominated the entire exchange, thrashing the snake around when it did get a quick hold of its beak and continuously pecking at it when the opportunity presented itself.
I mean, this was a bell to bell unanimous decision for the bird.
While the video doesn’t show the end, the description leads you to believe the snake was laid to rest that day…
“A NorCal wild Turkey devours a large king snake on hole #1 at the golf club”
Hats off to the turkey.
Golfers Shocked To See Giant Rattlesnake On Florida Golf Course
That’s a big boy…
We’ve all heard lots about the python problem that’s ripping through Florida’s swamps, with these giants wiping out over 90% of small game mammals in the Everglades and giving us some incredible videos, like this one of a gator dragging a python away for a meal.
While Burmese pythons are an invasive species that was introduced to Florida quite a few years back, there’s a domestic belly crawler located in every county of the Sunshine State that doesn’t want to be outshined by these new comers.
The Eastern Diamond Rattlesnake.
While not quite as large as the python, these guys still clock in at up to 8 feet long and over 10 pounds, and they also have something pythons lack.
A single bite of an eastern diamond rattlesnake contains 4 times that amount of venom required to kill a human, according to ThoughtCo.
Well, golfers in St. Petersburg, Florida were treated to the sight of one of these monsters up close while out on Mangrove Bay Golf and Cypress Links Country Club a few years back, and my goodness was this snake scary.
Logan Ungerer captured the video of the Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake making its way across a green and while they stayed a good distance away from it, the sheer thickness of its body blew me away.
Looks way over 10 pounds to me…
Florida just always has another trick up its sleeve…