It happens to all cyclists - you spot a piece of debris on the road ahead that seems to be one thing then, on closer inspection, it turns out to be something else entirely.
That's what happened to this rider in Florida, who began bemoaning someone leaving a log in the road before correcting himself, saying, "Oh that's a crocodile. Or alligator. Whatever." [We assume the middle one - Ed]
In 2014, Florida cyclist Steve Spell fell off his bike as he attempted to take a selfie when he realised he was about to run over an alligator.
He berated the creature afterwards with the words, "You were just all up in my Corn Flakes, buddy."
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.