I've often wondered - what happens if an airboat hits a 'gator? The 'gators can hide really submerged, and if they're in a stand of grasses, they would be pretty invisible. The airboats go really fast.
Fortunately I don’t have any first hand experience of that to answer your question 😊. I’ve read that in Africa the gators are learning to bump the boats trying to overturn them !!!