I asked Ron to "pretend he saw a giant alligator" and his response was to take off running. I approve of this response . . . but it's not what he'd actually do. He'd try to feed it some snack crackers (or whatever was on hand) to make it do a death roll. Then, he'd say something like, "It's fine--he's just a baby" to me as I was backing up and reminding him that even if the gator didn't take all of him, it might settle for part of him.