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."
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.