i've had alligator tail when i lived in west palm beach and it is mighty tastey! i also once came across an 8 ft alligator in a road median during mating season (not uncommon i was told.) any way i called it in to the station and then called the cops and i was about 10 yards away all by myself with my bright camera light on it. he kept hissing at me. then the cops and the wrangler showed up and he noosed it, taped his mouth shut with grip tape and tossed him in the bed of his pickup. then i got brave and touched it, then it started thrahing around i im pretty sure i jumped straight into the air about 4 feet while i screamed, needless to all the he-men around had a good laugh. anyway, the wrangler said the gator was on the way to the restaurant i had just had the tail at.