Think of it! These guys were nearly extinct, or at least very endangered. Now they stroll our highways and I have them hanging around my front yard, totally unafraid of my car or my activities.
I love to watch them. They like the pond behind my house too, and often I see them in a couple of inches of water, on one leg, head buried behind one wing, bedding down for the night. We have mating pairs in our Community and if the alligators don’t get their offspring we have a trio of them wandering around, owning the place.