Cody Gribble and Smylie Kaufman offered up two different ways of dealing with alligators on a golf course at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida.

Gribble took the reckless route, while Kaufman employed the classic scream-and-run tactic. Check out the videos below, each of which went viral for their own reasons.

Cody Gribble

Smylie Kaufman

Side-by-side comparison

What would you do in this situation?

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  1. As a Floridian, almost every course I play has gators. They are peaceful and will leave you alone for the most part… BUT, they are much faster than you think. If that gator turned towards Cody there is no way he’s getting away unscathed.

  2. Hey Cody, I have personal experience with a gator in Florida. That thing is lightning fast and could have chosen his leg just as fast as it chose the water. You’re one LUCKY dude that you got to finish your round!

  3. I’ve grown up with gators my whole life, they are as afraid of us as we are of them. What Cody did is what I do almost on a daily basis when I fish the banks of my farm… Treat them with respect…

    • You sound like that guy who owns a pit bull….”no, no…it’s a great dog”….but a total stranger would never slap its arse and expect to get away with it evertime

      • Don’t own bull terriers, but they are great dogs. It’s the owners I worry about. I own different types of animals, from dogs, cats, horses, cattle, chickens, etc… I am a veterinarian… Love all of God’s creatures.