I hate asking 'silly' foreigner questions but after doing research I just can't decide whether I should be concerned or not.
I like the idea of canoeing when we are in New Orleans - the scenery seems fascinating and we'll be there in the middle of summer so it'll be a cooler option BUT I'm very worried about alligators. I contacted a canoeing/tour company who confirmed there are alligators in the water 'but they don't come near us as we don't feed them'. I asked some friends on fb who said that they've been on boats where the alligators have been fed.
I'm worried that I'm going to freak out if I see an alligator whilst canoeing - I'm from Australia and you wouldn't canoe in crocodile infested waters.
I suppose I'm asking - is it right to be scared or am I over-reacting - has anyone got a canoeing experience in New Orleans to share?