I lived in Florida for a year and I never saw an alligator up close. Thank goodness, because it was always a fear in the back of my head. Every morning before I left my house, I'd look out the peephole just on the slight chance that a gator might be sitting on my patio.
Anyway, these tourists were on a boat trip in the Florida Everglades when a gator jumped on their boat. Luckily, he just went out the other side of the boat and took off. I would have been terrified.