While sports fishing just off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any gators around here?”
“Naw,” the man hollered back, “They ain’t been around for years!”
Feeling safe the tourist started swimming leisurely towards the shore. About halfway there, he asked the beachcomber who was observing him from shore. “How did you get rid of the gators?”
“We didn’t do anything,” the man responded.
“Wow,” saaid the tourist. “You mean they just stopped coming around?”
“No,” the beachcomber responded, “The sharks got ’em.