I was almost attacked by a large rodent

So I’m minding my own business, playing a few holes yesterday before the sun goes down, having a great time because the weather was beautiful.  I’m walking to my ball in the right rough and look look over to see this monstrosity of a rodent sitting at the base of this small tree.  I noticed it from about 15 feet away, so I walked up slowly and poked at it with my club…before I realized that I had been had.  I was waiting for people to jump out of the bushes laughing at me, but luckly no one saw that I had just been tricked by a stuffed muppet gopher rat like creature.  I wonder how many others were freaked out by this thing, stalking them as they hit their 2nd shots?  Very funny.