With all the recent news about gators, it's understandable people are on edge about the reptiles. They're killing machines. They have a nasty temperament. They're just damned dangerous.

That's why this weekend's spotting of a gator on a Texas beach has made big news.

Needless to say, if you encounter a gator contact the authorities immediately. I would hope I wouldn't have to remind anybody this but I've seen videos on YouTube that tell me otherwise.