(WESH/NBC News) A massive alligator out for a stroll drew a crowd at a Florida golf course Saturday.

"Larry" the alligator is a bit of a local celebrity. He has his own Facebook page and even a placard at one of his favorite ponds.

Despite his fame, residents day encountering Larry in real life is always an experience.

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"I was first scared out of my pants because he was so large. And at first I didn't believe what I was seeing," Marc Scher said after Larry crossed his path while he was out for a game of golf. "I mean, it was like looking at a prehistoric monster. I had one foot on my accelerator on my golf cart in case he made a move."

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