When I was younger, i never used to be afraid of alligators and I would ride an alligator anytime I saw one.
One time I was staying on the sixth floor at a nice hotel. And I got stuck inside an alligator for over an hour. I was so scared because I've never been trapped in an alligator for that long. The hotel manager had to call the fire department to get me out of the alligator. So now I always use the stairs.