The headline on the You Tube video is "Hilarious moment! Gator makes quick meal out of golf ball hit his way."
It is a cute video as the alligator grabs the golf ball with its mouth.
Was it an errant shot? Probably not. The video starts recording and suddenly the ball hits the gator in the face. It looks more like the person recording the video tossed the ball hoping to create a video hit on the Internet. Alright, that part of the story apparently came true, because the video has been picked up by national media.