When you see a sign about alligators in Florida, believe it.

And even when you don’t see a sign, you can be pretty sure that alligators are in fresh water. That means lakes, ponds and rivers. Woman loses arm in alligator attack in Florida river | myfox8.com

A sign warns swimmers that there are gators and snakes in the area.

The Wekiva River is north of Orlando, and at least part of it is in a state park.

Wherever you see fresh water or brackish in Florida, you can be pretty sure there are gators. Wherever you see salt water you can be damn sure there are sharks. And in the salt water off the Everglades park you can probably find the American Crocodile, making a comeback after years on the endangered species list.