I was chatting with a woman at the pool at my MIL's beach condo once. Her 3-4 year old daughter piped up with, "After lunch we're going to feed the alligators!"
I smiled vaguely at the kid and looked blankly at the mom. "Gators?"
"Yeah! They're in that little swampy area across the road. We go and feed them crackers and stuff!"
I was speechless at this woman telling me with a straight face that she was taking her small child to feed large, dangerous, quick predators for fun. I still regret not calling in a tip to the game warden. I never read anything about a gator mauling anyone there so I guess it didn't end tragically, but...seriously?