Animals invading golf courses

From alligators to monkeys, golfers find themselves sharing the course with wildlife more often than you would think.

KINGSBARNS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05: Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links on October 5, 2012 in Kingsbarns, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Paul Casey of England encourages a dog to drop the ball on the 12th green during the second round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

AVONDALE, LA - APRIL 25: A giant alligator sits on the 14th fairway during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on April 25, 2013 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A giant alligator sits on the 14th fairway during the first round of the Zurich Classic.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 08: A crab sits next to a golf ball on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on January 8, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A crab sits next to a golf ball on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Joburg Open.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: General action during the Crown Golf English PGA Assistants' Championship final at Hampton Court Palace on September 28, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

General action during the Crown Golf English PGA Assistants' Championship final at Hampton Court Palace on September 28, 2009 in London, England.

MIAMI - MARCH 19: An inquisitive Racoon inspects a golf ball beside the 1st fairway during practice for the 2008 World Golf Championships CA Championship at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, on March 19, 2008 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

An inquisitive Racoon inspects a golf ball beside the 1st fairway during practice for the 2008 World Golf Championships CA Championship.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14: Karrie Webb of Australia waits for the kangaroos to clear the fairway during day one of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 14, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Karrie Webb of Australia waits for the kangaroos to clear the fairway during day one of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 14, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.

SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 29: Luke Donald of England and his caddie walk towards monkeys on the par four 3rd hole during the first round of the Nedbank Golf on the Gary Player Course on November 29, 2007 in Sun City, South Africa. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Luke Donald of England and his caddie walk towards monkeys on the par four 3rd hole during the first round of the Nedbank Golf on the Gary Player Course on November 29, 2007 in Sun City, South Africa.

šENTABENI, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 06: Impala and Water Buffalo roam across the 7th hole, designed by Colin Montgomerie of Scotland at the Legend Golf Course on the Entabeni Safari Reserve on January 6, 2009 in Entabeni, South Africa. The Legend Golf Course has been designed by 18 different golfers, each one doing an entire hole, plus an extreme 19th 631m long par 3 (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Impala and Water Buffalo roam across the 7th hole, designed by Colin Montgomerie of Scotland at the Legend Golf Course.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 21: A kangaroo is pictured on the 15th fairway as Jason Dufner of the USA waits to take his second shot during round four of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on October 21, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

A kangaroo is pictured on the 15th fairway as Jason Dufner of the USA waits to take his second shot.

*ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Jerry Bruner of the US greets a spaniel dog in the crowd during the final round of the Cleveland Golf Srixon Scottish Senior Open played on the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews on August 22, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Phil Inglis/Getty Images)

Jerry Bruner of the US greets a spaniel dog in the crowd during the final round of the Cleveland Golf Srixon Scottish Senior Open played on the Torrance Course.

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 09: A monkey runs across a fairway during the Pro-Am for the Volvo Champions at Durban Country Club on January 9, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A monkey runs across a fairway during the Pro-Am for the Volvo Champions.

%BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - SEPTEMBER 17: A squirrel races in front of a ball at rest on a green during the afternoon foursome matches at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches at the Oakland Hills Country Club on September 17, 2004 in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

A squirrel races in front of a ball at rest on a green during the afternoon foursome matches at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches.

DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 12: A golfer eye catches a glimpse of the local fox during the Glenmuir Regionals at the Saunton Golf Club on April 12, 2005 in Saunton, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

A golfer eye catches a glimpse of the local fox during the Glenmuir Regionals at the Saunton Golf Club.

DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 05: Gonzalo Castano Fernandez of Spain chases a peacock during practice round of The EMAAR - MGF Indian Masters at Delhi golf Club on February 05, 2008 in Delhi, India. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Gonzalo Castano Fernandez of Spain chases a peacock during practice round of The EMAAR - MGF Indian Masters.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 16: A stray dog sniffs a golf ball on the 7th green during the first round of the Avantha Masters at DLF Golf and County Club on February 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

A stray dog sniffs a golf ball on the 7th green during the first round of the Avantha Masters at DLF Golf and County Club on February 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India.

AMLWCH, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 24: General view of Bull Bay Golf Course before the RCW2010 Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championships at Bull Bay Golf Course on April 23, 2008 in Amlwch, Wales. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

General view of Bull Bay Golf Course before the RCW2010 Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championships.

POSTE DE FLACQ, MAURITIUS - DECEMBER 09: Deer cross the 5th green during the final round of the MCB Tour Championship played at the Legends Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage on December 9, 2012 in Poste de Flacq, Mauritius. (Photo by Phil Inglis/Getty Images)

Deer cross the 5th green during the final round of the MCB Tour Championship.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10: A great blue heron is seen early in the morning during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

A great blue heron is seen early in the morning during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship.

0SUTTON COLDFIELD, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Miichael Watson of England is followed by geese down the third fairway during the third round of the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship on the PGA National course at The Belfry on June 16, 2011 in Sutton Coldfield, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Miichael Watson of England is followed by geese down the third fairway during the third round of the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship on the PGA National course.

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 22: A swan watches the action during the second round of the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof golf club on June 22, 2012 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

A swan watches the action during the second round of the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof golf club.

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Joel Sjoholm of Sweden gestures to a swan during the third round of the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof golf club on June 23, 2012 in Cologne, Germany (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Joel Sjoholm of Sweden gestures to a swan during the third round of the BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof golf club.

FARO, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 10: A hawk watches during the pro-am prior to the start of the Portugal Masters at the Victoria golf course at Villamoura on October 10, 2012 in Faro, Portugal. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

A hawk watches during the pro-am prior to the start of the Portugal Masters at the Victoria golf course.

BRIDGEND, WALES - MAY 12: Sheep roam around the course during round one of the RCW 2010 Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championship at Southerndown Golf Club on May 12, 2010 in Bridgend, Wales. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Sheep roam around the course during round one of the RCW 2010 Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championship at Southerndown Golf Club on May 12, 2010 in Bridgend, Wales.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10: A water snake is seen during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A water snake is seen during round two of THE PLAYERS Championship.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09: Two otters swim during round one of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Two otters swim during round one of THE PLAYERS Championship.

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