I played golf down there several years ago with some locals and was concerned about some of the wildlife on and near the course. I was told that I should worry about things that "have their bellies to the ground" i.e. snakes and gators. I agree that a waterlogged ball is not worth the trouble given what is in the water hazards in SW Florida.
A couple of years ago, I went to play at Eastwood with Tommy Watkins. It was just the 2 of us.
On the 2nd tee, I'm addressing my ball and just before I'm going to swing, I hear Tommy mutter from behind me, "Alligator."
I stop and turn around and he nods over to a body of water 30 feet or so to the left of the tee and sure enough, there's a gator head stuck up out of the water looking our direction.
My eyes go wide and Tommy starts laughing at me.
To this day, I tell him he was only laughing because, being local, he knows the secret to surviving an alligator attack is simply to make sure you can outrun one person in your group; and he was rightfully certain he could outrun me if it became necessary.
Moral of the story, if you get invited to join a 4some golfing down there, make note of the ages and physical conditions of the others in the group inviting you to join them. If you can tell right away you're the slow one, you know why they invited you.