Iguana Attempts to Eat a Golf Ball during Puerto Rico Open, Is Not Successful

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March 11 2014 2:55 PM

Iguana Attempts to Eat a Golf Ball during Puerto Rico Open, Is Not Successful

In the immortal words of Jean-Paul Sartre: "Au revoir, iguana." The eager reptile in the video above was not dynamited out of its hole by a rogue groundskeeper, but it did let a feisty golf ball get the best of it in front of a large crowd and a television audience. 

The adorable showdown took place on the 16th hole of the Puerto Rico Open yesterday, when the iguana meandered onto the fairway and attempted to eat a ball hit by Andrew Loupe. After a few unsuccessful attempts, the iguana realized it had been duped by an inanimate object and scurried back into the woods. Advantage, golf ball.

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Loupe, for what it's worth, ended up parring the hole and posting a final round score of 69. He finished tied for 12th place. The iguana returned to less stressful activities like eating leaves and sunning itself on a rock, probably.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate Video blogger.

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