MB the alligators and snakes are only in the everglades. I lived here since I was four and am 57 and have only seen black grass snakes around here and the alligators are only in the river areas. I have only seen them when I have gone to the everglades. So no problem there. Now I have seen foxes, the small brown lizards that really do not do anything but eat little bugs. There are a lot of wild small cats. Racoons are also around but I do not see many. What I see almost every night is foxes.
So no alligators for 20 miles or more.