If a gator is that close to me, I will throw any and all food at the gator in an effort to escape.
“Watch for a while — somewhere before you, something is either eating or being eaten.” – From a sign there
The bugs there were like cocky jet fighter pilots, seeing how close they could get to flying into me without hitting. It was annoying, but thinking of them as daredevils made it more tolerable.
I learned from a girl that worked there, this is a cottonmouth snake. They are poisonous! So if you are this close to one (without using the zoom on your camera) you are a dummy.