I have three fresh water canal yards I mow now with fairly steep banks. The other day I was mowing and came within 15-20 feet of I'd say about a 6 ft gator. This is before I read about the lady who had her arm ripped off by one about the same size. I'm just curious how some of you guys would handle this. 1) Stop mowing these yards and all fresh water yards and explain to the property owners that I'm not comfortable with this? 2) Deal with it and keep mowing?