'Goliath the Gator' Stalks Another Gator Before Tackling Him

"Goliath was like nuh-uh, you ain't taking my territory," a golf manager said.

December 2, 2015, 12:08 PM

— -- Goliath, a massive alligator who lives at a Florida golf club's course, was recently filmed stalking another gator before getting into a "territorial" brawl caught on camera by one of the club's members.

The chase and fight happened this past Saturday at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Fla., where Goliath has been previously photographed and gawked at for his huge size. He's estimated to be about 12- to 13-feet-long.

"Neither alligators were injured, and we think it was just a little territorial fight," the club's general manager Mickie Zada told ABC News today. "Goliath was like nuh-uh, you ain't taking my territory."

Zada added that it appears Goliath "loves the limelight" and that the club has no plans on removing him or any of the other hundred or so alligators that live on the course.

PHOTO: A mammoth gator known as "Goliath" stalked before fighting another gator at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood. Fla. on Nov. 28. 2015.
A mammoth gator known as "Goliath" stalked before fighting another gator at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood. Fla. on Nov. 28. 2015.
Courtesy of Lynn Sarles

"He's part of the family, but that doesn't mean we feed them or anything like that," she said. "We know they're wild animals, and we have a mutual respect for each other. We have a no-harass gator policy. If you leave them alone, you'll be fine. They're not hunting for us, just turtles and fish."

John Rijnders, one of the club's members who caught Goliath and the other gator on video, told ABC News today that he and other members know the alligators are always there.

Rijnders said "it's no problem at all" and "fun to to watch."

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