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Hand-painted signs near the course suggest not everyone is happy.

"Golf for Whom?" reads one.

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The course got other unwanted attention late last year when broad-snooted caimans that survive in a fetid lagoon nearby wandered on the course. The alligator-like creatures took refuge in ponds on the golf course, and are a common sight in the area where population growth has pushed them from a bordering mangrove swamp, which has been polluted with raw sewage from unplanned development in the area.

"They seem to be happy to co-exist with us now," Hanse said of the wildlife. "The birds have been back in droves. I’ve seen the alligators swimming around, but I actually haven’t run into them. It’s our hope they find this an acceptable habitat."




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