While sports fishing off the Florida coast in Key West, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim,
but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft.
Spotting an old beachcomber walking on the shore, the tourist shouted,
"There wouldn’t by chance be any alligators in these waters?!"
He asks in panic.
"No," the old man hollered back, "haven’t been any for years!"
Feeling relieved, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore.
About halfway toward shore he asked the old man, "Say, how’d you get rid of the gators,
anyway?" "We didn’t do anything," the old man said. "The sharks have eaten them."