Cancun, Mexico is an idyllic location for golfing enthusiasts. However for one British tourist the golfing dream turned into a nightmare.
58-year-old Dougie Thompson from Scotland was chasing birdies and eagles but instead he came across a crocodile which suddenly emerged from the thick fairway shrubbery and bit his leg.
According to local media, the croc attempted to drag Thompson back into the nearby swamp but his playing partners came to the rescue and beat back the reptile with their clubs.
Thompson was flown to Toronto for further medical treatment and reportedly needed some 200 stitches on his leg and waist.