Golfers in Australia’s The Coast Golf Club recently had a wild encounter with a venomous red-bellied black snake.
The snake, which can grow up to 6.5 feet and has venom that causes a range of unpleasant symptoms, was discovered by golfers on the course as it was seeking refuge in a hole on the 2nd green.
Fortunately, the golfers remained calm and allowed the snake to slither away on its own after watching a few groups of golfers play through.
The Coast Golf Club’s social media page shared a video of the encounter, which quickly went viral, accumulating thousands of views and hundreds of likes.
Despite the potential danger that the snake posed, The Coast Golf Club maintains that it chooses to coexist with the snakes, which are native to the rugged area around the course. They advise golfers to leave the snakes alone, as they will generally not bother humans if they are not provoked.
While some people expressed concern about the snake’s presence on the golf course, many others found humor in the situation. Some even suggested that the snake be “classed as an immovable object,” offering a convenient excuse for poor shots.
As country boys and girls, we can appreciate the fact that The Coast Golf Club chooses to live in harmony with the wildlife around them.
We must remember that we share this planet with a wide range of creatures, each playing an important role in the ecosystem. While we should always exercise caution around potentially dangerous animals, we can also appreciate their beauty and unique characteristics.
So, the next time you’re out on the golf course and encounter some unexpected wildlife, take a moment to appreciate the wonder of nature and the incredible diversity of life on our planet. And if you happen to hit your ball into a snake’s hole, just take the two putts and move on – after all, it’s just a game!