Re: Florida keys destinations
You are a local, presumably, you have some experience of how to spot gators and where they tend to hang out.
I would never recommend a tourist bringing their dog into Everglades National Park. Over the years i have occassion to chase (smaller) gators out of my campsites. Once again, not something I would suggest to someone who is not familiar with the park.
Just my humble opinion
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ishmael