While sports fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist’s boat capsized. Although he could swim, his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the capsized craft. Finally spotting a beachcomber on the shore, he shouted out to him, “Hey, are there any ‘gators around here?”
“Nope,” the man yelled back. “Ain’t been any ‘gators ’round these parts for years!”
Feeling more at ease, the tourist commenced swimming leisurely towards shore.
When he was about halfway there, he shouted out to the beachcomber again, “How’d you get rid of the ‘gators?”
“Oh, we didn’t do nothin’,” the beachcomber yelled back. “The sharks got every last one of ‘em!”