Animal Control at the Black Eagle, Mont., course has attempted to remove the dog from the property to no avail. The dog follows the regular morning golfers on the front nine and goes from group to group throughout the day.
Though it’s not uncommon for wild animals to take residence in the natural spaces at golf courses, Anaconda Hills Golf Course in Black Eagle, Mont., is dealing with a more domesticated intruder, Missoula Channel 8 KPAX reported.
A dog has been spending her summer on the course, starting her day with the morning regulars on the front nine and moving from group to group as the day goes on, KPAX reported.
Course Manager Connie Kramer-Caouette said this isn’t the first time the course has dealt with unruly animals, KPAX reported.
“Last year a deer gave birth to a fawn right on the driving range while people were hitting range balls. The rock chucks are always out, and snakes. It runs the gamut. We have a lot of weird creatures,” Kramer-Caouette said.
“The dog, she has a lot of names, depending on your point of view. Some call her Champ, Bogie, Cujo, depending on whether or not she is taking your ball or headcover,” Kramer-Caouette said.
Though some golfers like having the dog around, not everyone does and removing her has proven difficult. She won’t allow anyone to come close to her, and Animal Control has tried to tempt her with McDonald’s, catch her with six-foot poles that have harnesses and pretend to be golfers to get closer, KPAX reported.
“It’s frustrating and it’s weird and it’s funny all at the same time,” Animal Control officer Alisa Ethridge noted.
Course employees are concerned about the dog’s safety as temperatures cool and Kramer-Caouette said she hopes the dog has an owner that comes forward soon or that Animal Control has better luck catching her, KPAX reported.
“It’s her own little doggy country club. Who wouldn’t want to just come over, roam the golf course, have a couple golf balls, take a dip in the lake when it’s hot. It’s the perfect deal for her,” Kramer-Caouette said.careers