Gator was looking for some love

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) - September 27, 2010

Glenn Berger just wishes it wasn't him.

He says one of his worst days as the Golf Ball Man came when an amorous alligator climbed onto his back.

Berger collects golf balls from the ponds on Florida courses.

He says gators are one of the hazards of his profession.

He tells the St. Petersburg Times he scrambled out of that one water trap, leaving the love-sick gator behind.

But the 2007 encounter left Berger with a great story and about 4,000 golf balls to sell.

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