We are on Highway 41 that crosses Florida through the Everglades. Alligators are on various spots all along this road and we're only a third of the way across staying at an Everglades National Park campground (only one other camper here). Camping alongside of a lake I have two alligators along the shore less than 50 yards from camp. Yes, I am keeping 'gatorbait' inside the motor home. This photo above I was able to look right down upon him from the road. At one stop I had to look around and reassure myself I wasn't in some sort of tourist alligator farm as they were lying around as if in captivity. They weren't. They are all free range alligators.
The sad thing is gift shops and the tourist boat ride places have alligator heads of various sizes, skulls, teeth, alligator tooth necklaces, knives made from alligator bone, etc. As much as I'd like to head or tooth, I'm not buying any and supporting the killing of these magnificent reptiles.
I am happy with my pictures.