Hunting for waterfowl in Florida

Waterfowl hunting, especially for ducks is popular throughout Florida. I don't hunt but doesn't duck hunting often involve wading and waiting by or in water? Being a native Floridian, I know our waters are infested with poisonous snakes and gators. Since I've considered hunting in the future, the thought gives me the creeps.

P.S I decide to post this question in the General Hunting instead of Waterfowl because this question is less about waterfowl hunting and more about hunting safety/dangers.