I really wanted to see one in the wild, having had a pet alligator many years ago.
UPDATE: My pet alligator. Many years ago, my sister Susan went on vacation to Florida to visit her first husband's family. While there, she went to an alligator farm, and bought two baby alligators. On the way back, she was sleeping in the car, and felt something brush against her foot, followed by a chomp from one of the adorable creatures. Anyway, she gave me one of them. It was about 14 inches long. Alligators apparently only eat live prey. Mine ate one gold fish, but only played with the others, and eventually starved, so I buried him in the back yard at 1541 Berkeley St. in Santa Monica, where some future paleontologist is going to get very confused.