Golf course employee bitten by alligator while diving for golf balls

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WESTON, Fla. — A golf course employee in Broward County is recovering after he was bitten by a 9-foot alligator Wednesday.

Trappers were called in to remove the reptile at the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston.

The worker, Stephen Martinez, told police he was bitten on his hand while diving for golf balls in a pond.

Martinez was able to jump into a golf cart and drive himself to the clubhouse to get help. Martinez is expected to be OK.

He says he was also bitten by a gator eight years ago while diving for golf balls in Boynton Beach.

Source: WPTV/CNN

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  • Doc Bennett

    Other related news stories:
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    News??? Really???

  • sinner 3

    Dumbasse damm guy !! You are in Fla. !! There are Alligators at almost every golf course ! Saw the video you got off real lucky !! Bitten before OK third time coming up !!

  • Tractor Johnson

    If only a few professional golfers were bitten and it’s televised, that might actually possibly make golf watchable.

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