Florida Herons are unconcerned
Alligators? So what.
Some time ago I saw a guy in waders fishing maybe 8 or 10 feet into a river that had alligators. His wife was worried and told him to be careful. He said he wasn’t worried because he had a gun in his bag. The bag was up on the shore. He would have been alligator food long before he could have even got out of the water. Florida!
I think he must have been this guy: