Here are a couple of friendly alligators that lurk near the banks. You can't assume that they will fear and respect you. Sometimes alligators get fed by people on a regular basis. When that happens, they lose their fear of humans and may come to meet you. If you are sick, old, infirm, a toddler, or walking a dog, the alligators may even come up to eat you.
|Alligator at St. Marks NWR in Florida taken through telephoto lens|