What's in a Name?

I don't know how "Freak" creek got its name, but in the particular incident linked below, the name seems appropriate. Apparently, if it's possible that alligators could be around, then it's dangerous on land and in the water at the end of alligator mating season when gators will do anything to protect their young. Fortunately this young 15 year old was up the creek with a tree to cling to until help arrived.