Over the course of 5 years, the Chickasha, Okla., club has suffered multiple acts of vandalism that have resulted in extra costs, repairs and the death of a beloved course pet, Aflac the goose.
Multiple acts of vandalism over the past five years at Cottonwood Creek Country Club in Chickasha, Okla., have resulted in extra costs, repairs and the death of a beloved animal, the Grady County Express-Star reported.
Just last weekend, Cottonwood Creek owners Fran and Jerry Morris reported that the landscaping around their new, 11,000-sq. ft. house, located on the club’s grounds, had been destroyed, the Express-Star reported.
“It’s been vandalized many times,” Fran said. “It’s like a playground for vandals out here.”
While the two typically repair the damage and move on, pranks such as putting soap in the fountains on the property are annoying, even if they don’t cause major damage, the Express-Star reported.
“It gets to the point where you just get tired of it,” Fran said. “Kids think it looks neat, but it’s not. It ruins our pumps.”
The Morris’ beloved pet, Aflac the goose, worked as a guard goose at the gate, delighting kids who came to the club. Jerry said Aflac lived in a dog house on the property and rode around in the golf cart with him to check the course, the Express-Star reported.
“People would come up to the club house and say ‘your goose won’t let us get in the cart,’ so we’d have to chase him back down to his dog house,” he said.
In 2008, Fran found Aflac floating in the fountain at the entrance to the grounds, the Express-Star reported.
“Someone bashed his head in,” Jerry said. “He was a very sweet thing,” Fran said. “He would come up to restaurant window and watch people eat, so I’d have to take him back to his house. He’d walk beside me all the way back to his house, quacking.”
The couple said they have reported their issues to the police, but because it’s private property, not much can be done. They have even considered hiring a security guard to watch over the property at night, the Express-Star reported.