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Ejanss wrote:
You CAN wade-only at sandy beaches at Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Beach Club and Caribbean Beach, but not sure about gator signage. It's one of the things you're expected to know when you go to Florida.


Sort of what I thought. Still, Signs or something would be good if they don't already exist. I guess not everyone..gets it?

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So yeah. Before I said I might avoid Florida like the plague. Now I'm certain.

Maybe it's like cursed, for supernatural reasons.
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I thought about moving to florida recently, I'm changing that thought.
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lambofgenesis wrote:

So yeah. Before I said I might avoid Florida like the plague. Now I'm certain.

Maybe it's like cursed, for supernatural reasons.


Well it's like if go near water in Australia at night. You'll be consumed. No curse, just nature.
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Nature being nature, bad things happen, be careful out there
Posted 6/15/16 , edited 6/15/16

Ejanss wrote:

They don't have to "pour" them, Disney hotels are in the middle of Florida wilderness apart from the city. Alligators find them.

I wanted to make a "big beautiful Trump wall" joke, but, any joke is probably unsuitable for the occasion.

But, I mean, put Trump on the job. He will make Disney great again.

Sorry, I can't stop. I should just leave this thread.

It's a very unfortunate and presumably traumatic event for a lot of people.
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Gators gotta eat too
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MysticGon wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:

So yeah. Before I said I might avoid Florida like the plague. Now I'm certain.

Maybe it's like cursed, for supernatural reasons.


Well it's like if go near water in Australia at night. You'll be consumed. No curse, just nature.


No dude. If that were true everyone would die if they accidentally were near bodies of water in FL. I googled this: "Fatal alligator attacks in Florida are rare. There have been only 23 recorded deaths since 1948, when Florida Fish and Wildlife, the state agency in charge of handling such incidents, began keeping track. Eight of those deaths were children."

It's not nature, it's just... something with FLorida.
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yea ive been following this story since yesterday it was a mother, father and 4 year old sister. they were about ankle deep in the water and the gator snatched the little boy. the father tried to do all he could but it was unsuccessful. everyone is trying to keep hope but its sad to say that little boy is gone. they havent found any traces yet. disney closed down all the lagoons and what now down around just to make sure this does not happen again. im sorry but when i think florida i think gators, snakes and everything else you could not pay me to go near that water i dont care if its pool water. gators be in them too. the wild life fish and game said they have killed 4 alligators and none of them seem to have been the one to take the little boy. my sis also told me that she heard that people were getting Nile crocodiles as pets and when they get to big setting them free. they are known to be way more aggressive than the crocks you find here so im wondering if that could be the case
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DazaiShinju wrote:

This is really sad... isn't Florida known for gators though? Aren't they most active in the evenings? I won't go down the road of suggesting playing on the banks of a body of water is the reason it happened though, because it's a freak accident. Is there signage or anything though?


Yes there is. They tell you on the boats and everything that they made it so gators can't get in, but they still find ways to get through and to be careful. Not to mention that the spot the family was at is a NO SWIM area, so yeah.......

I know that by saying that, it may make me look like a dick, but still the parents should've had the kid next to them.
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Poor kid, one of the worst ways to die...
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Are we talking about crocodiles or alligators? I always get confused!
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Ejanss wrote:

In fact, at Disney, you're not supposed to go swimming in the natural water, A) because of central Florida bacteria warnings, and B ) because they know that scenic water attracts alligators, even on hotel property.
(See golf-course thread about how common it is.)
You CAN wade-only at sandy beaches at Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Beach Club and Caribbean Beach, but not sure about gator signage. It's one of the things you're expected to know when you go to Florida.

And C) any headline that mentions Disney Parks is clickbait, now that we're told the Bi-Closeted Self-Loathing Orlando Shooter often went to Downtown Disney nightclubs.


Last time I went to Florida I didn't know that I wasn't supposed to be close to any water, even though I didn't get close to any water...

If I have to choose between blaming the parents for not knowing this supposed common knowledge and blaming the park for not warning people in any way (including a token brochure done in a CYA way and stuck on a random rack somewhere) I would hold the park responsible.
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Jamming777 wrote:

Nature being nature, bad things happen, be careful out there


I agree which is why I found it unfortunate that they killed off 5 gators in the search. The gator didn't do anything wrong, it was just doing what a gator does.
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I hope the dad is given the help he needs.
That shit would fuck me up for life.
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