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A 'Caddyshack' Moment in Alberta

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A 'Caddyshack' Moment in Alberta

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A 'Caddyshack' Moment in Alberta

A 'Caddyshack' Moment in Alberta

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Life imitated art outside Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The art was the movie Caddyshack, in which Bill Murray's character all but destroys a golf course to save it from a gopher.

Outside Calgary, two men attacked gopher holes using a Rodenator. It fills a hole with propane and oxygen, which explode. The resulting grass fire caused $200,000 in damage.