March 28, 2015 02:30 PM

It’s tee time again for Goliath the alligator.

The 13-ft reptile first made a splash on March 6, when he was found happily stomping across a course at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida. The club posted photos of the alligator to Facebook, where they received international attention.

On Thursday, Myakka Pines Golf Club shared an update on everyone’s favorite scaly fairway celebrity, and it’s a doozy. Goliath, who was named by popular vote, was recently spotted scarfing down a large and unusual breakfast.

Lots of people are asking what alligators eat…here is Goliath having a turtle for breakfast. (Sorta nasty to see but it’s the reality of wild animals)

Posted by Myakka Pines Golf Club on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Instead of opting for scrambled eggs or toast, Goliath chose to feast on an entire turtle for his first meal of the day. That should give him the energy he needs to play through 18 holes.

While Goliath may be a shocking sight for some, Myakka Pines general manager Mickie Zada told the New York Daily News that getting gators on the course is very common. Zada also said that as long as golfers continue to be respectful of the reptile, the alligator poses no threat.

This rule obviously doesn’t apply to turtles.

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