One of the many alligators that live in the Wakulla River (Florida). There is a swimming area that is separated from the gators by just a rope and floats. For years this has worked well for those who pay attention to the rules. The gators are better at it than the people. No people that I know of have ever been attacked on the “people side” of the rope…but venture outside…and you can and have…become lunch for the gators.