“You are Out There”: “Gator Lady” Christy Kroboth on a large alligator noticed at Florida Golf Membership
“Gator Girl” Christy Kroboth told CNBC that she thought the massive alligator on a golf course in Naples, Florida was “real”.
“I’ve seen giant alligators, the biggest I’ve ever caught was 12.5 feet, and that’s huge, they’re huge, they’re out there,” said Kroboth, who makes a living tracking alligators and catch.
Professional golfer Tyler Stolting spotted and recorded the alligator that roamed the course at the Valencia Golf and Country Club on Wednesday. In a Friday night interview on The News with Shepard Smith, Kroboth said Tropical Storm Eta could be one reason the Gator was so far out on the golf course.
“When we had Hurricane Harvey, the water rose and pushed alligators all over the place,” Kroboth said. “It’s also approaching the alligator’s hibernation season, so he might be looking for a cave to settle in for the winter season.”
Kroboth told host Shepard Smith that an alligator can get up to two feet tall on all fours. However, “Gator Girl” warned against staying away from the reptiles.
“If you see one, go back slowly and give it a seat,” said Kroboth. “Just respect the animal.”