What would you do if you came across an alligator on a golf course? Pass with caution? Run away screaming?
Cody Gribble had a very different approach as he neared the end of his first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Having spotted a gator lurking by a lake as he wandered up the sixth hole, his 15th of the day, Gribble boldly opted to give the reptile a tap on its tail.
Don't try this at home.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 16, 2017
Gators need exercise too, no biggie guys. https://t.co/K97j4WHuVP
— Cody Gribble (@CodyGribble) March 17, 2017
Thankfully for the Texan, the animal responded by diving into the water, rather than spinning round and showing its teeth.
In a short video of the incident posted on the PGA Tour website, a commentator says: "Well, you know what —when you're not going all that well, at 4 over par, you take some chances."
It's not a chance we would recommend taking any time soon.