Perhaps it's the fact that I was raised up north, where the most vicious creature you'll find in a lake is a sunfish or a turtle, but sights like this in Florida continue to perplex me. Lake Osprey, located in Oscar Scherer State Park in Sarasota, is clearly labelled as being an area that alligators like to frequent. And, yet, look at all those adults and children frolicking in the lake last weekend! What the heck?! I have a healthy respect for those rapacious reptiles and wouldn't dip my big toe in a lake that was known to be their habitat. Just looking at this picture, I'm getting creeped out. I don't get it. Not at all.