“Gator Girl” Christy Kroboth instructed CNBC that she thinks the large alligator at a golf course in Naples, Florida was “real.”
“I’ve seen huge gators, the biggest one I ever caught was 12.5 feet, and that’s enormous, they’re huge, they’re out there,” stated Kroboth, who earns a residing monitoring and capturing alligators.
Golf professional Tyler Stolting noticed and recorded the alligator prowling across the course on the Valencia Golf and Country Club on Wednesday. In a Friday night interview on “The News with Shepard Smith”, Kroboth stated that Tropical Storm Eta may very well be one cause why the gator was to this point out on the golf course.
“When we had Hurricane Harvey, the water rose and it pushed alligators everywhere,” stated Kroboth. “It’s also getting close to the alligator’s hibernation season, so he could be looking for a den to hunker down in for the winter season.”
Kroboth instructed host Shepard Smith that an alligator can get to about two-feet when it stands on all fours. “Gator Girl” warned, nevertheless, to steer clear of the reptiles.
“If you do see one, back away slowly, give it its space,” Kroboth stated. “Just respect the animal.”