All right. I know I go on about how the alligators are not real dangerous if you're not a poodle, or dangling your feet in the canal or reaching for your Titleist in a water hazard.
But an incautious, chance encounter can put one in harm's way -- defined as being within one body length of a non-somnolent specimen with its mouth open.
As I saw happen near here on the Fakahatchee Strand in Big Cypress when a guide was concentrating on showing the ladies on a swamp walk where the orchids were and did not notice (as I had) that we had walked into a 'gator hole...
As the EXIF data will reveal, I had a good tele lens when I met this fellow, but a prudent person might not hunker down -- collapsing his apparent size to near-poodle dimensions -- to take a picture.