THE STATE FRESHWATER REPTILE:
More than a million ‘gators’ live in Florida’s swamps, rivers and canals; the longest on record was 14ft 3½ inches! Spot them on Alligator Alley, the 80-mile stretch of Interstate 75 that slices through the Everglades between Fort Lauderdale and Naples. Watch for them on golf courses, remembering that they are deceptively quick. If your ball lands near a sunbathing gator, you are allowed to take a free drop from the nearest point of relief – a safe distance.