This must be a good place to be left alone. It’s a safe bet, without looking, that he is there.
The pond here is behind a plantation that always has large numbers of tourists visiting. This trail is about as far as most people venture away from the gardens and buildings. At least once a day we are asked if we have seen any Alligators, they are a huge attraction.
The answer is to point in his direction. It works often.
This guy is close enough for people to see, but far enough to feel safe.