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Ian Poulter feeds monkeys at Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa

Published 1424 GMT (2224 HKT) November 8, 2017
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Ian Poulter made some friends at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, a European Tour event hosted by South Africa's Gary Player Country Club in Sun City. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Ahead of the tournament which starts Thursday, the Englishman was visited by some monkeys on the greens, and he took time out from his practice round to feed them. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The primates took a shine to the 41-year-old, who has won 12 European Tour events. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Poulter isn't the first golfer to encounter animals at the Gary Player Country Club... Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Last year, between 15 and 20 mongooses ran onto the course, causing a momentary delay in play. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
And in 2014, baboons found their way onto the fairways. Warren Little/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
England's Luke Donald negotiates with the animals as they get comfortable back in 2007. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Wildlife often finds its way onto golf courses in South Africa. Impala and water buffalo are seen roaming across the 7th hole of the Legend Golf Course on the Entabeni Safari Reserve. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A family of elephants are pictured on the Kruger National Park alongside Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A crocodile is also spotted near the same course. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images