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I thought about moving to florida recently, I'm changing that thought.


Do not

I live here and all I have to say is

Do not
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shugotenshi-atm wrote:

What's with parents not watching their kids? Are we going to have a child attacked by every animal by end of year?


The parent's were watching their kid this time around though. The article says that the Father and Mother immediately tried to get the kid out of the alligator's mouth once it was grabbed. It was just too strong for them to pry loose. Such a tragic thing to have happen.
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I wonder if Disney is going to get sued... Again...
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This is my opinion on this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nRoWhlBfjg
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i would like to clarify the title of this thread: the kid was NOT eaten by the alligator. He was taken underwater by the gator, but his body was found intact. He had drowned, which is what gators typically do with their prey before eating it.


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Are we talking about crocodiles or alligators? I always get confused!


title of the thread said "alligators", so we are talking about alligators.

anyways my condolences to the family. i can't imagine what it would be like to see your child taken away underwater by a gator. i'm not gonna play the blame game because that's stupid in tragedies like these. it doesn't help the family. i am glad at least they had some closure because the child's body was found.
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Respect the risks in living, life is precious and fragile.

Here are the other 15 fatal encounters:

Nov. 23, 2015: Brevard County deputies determined that Matthew Riggins, 22, was killed by an alligator in a Barefoot Bay lake while possibly hiding to avoid law enforcement. Sheriff's divers recovered his body with injuries consistent with an alligator attack nine days after he was reported missing by his girlfriend, who said he told her he was going to commit burglaries. A nearby alligator behaved aggressively toward the divers, and was trapped and euthanized.

Oct. 19, 2015: The body of 62-year-old James Okkerse was found floating in Blue Springs State Park in central Florida with injuries consistent with an alligator attack. It was the state's first such fatal attack since 2007. A 12-foot alligator had been spotted in the lake twice the day before his body was found, forcing the park to close temporarily each time. Authorities shot the alligator after Okkerse's body was found. Friends said he swam in the park every day.

Nov. 8, 2007: A man who jumped into a lake to flee police at the Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center was killed by an alligator more than 9 feet long. Tribal police divers found the body of Justo Antonio Padron, 36, the next afternoon, with alligator teeth marks on the upper torso. The alligator believed to be responsible was killed.

May 14, 2006: Near Lake George in the Ocala National Forest, the body of 23-year-old Annemarie Campbell was found sticking out of an alligator's mouth by her friends, who beat the reptile until it released her. Campbell was a Tennessee visitor who was snorkeling in a secluded recreation area. An 11-foot-4-inch, 407-pound alligator that was confirmed to have killed her was euthanized.

May 13, 2006: On the same day Campbell's body was found, the body of Judy W. Cooper, 43, was found in a canal 20 miles north of St. Petersburg, in Pinellas County. Trappers later caught and killed an 8-1/2-foot alligator that had some of her body parts in its belly.

May 10, 2006: The dismembered body of Yovy Suarez-Jimenez, 28, was found by construction workers in a canal in Broward County. She had toxic levels of alcohol and an anti-depression drug in her body, and authorities believed she was attacked on land and dragged into the canal.

July 15, 2005: An alligator more than 12 feet long grabbed 41-year-old Kevin Murray by the arm as he swam in Apollo Waterway and pulled him underwater as neighbors watched. A trapper later killed the alligator.

March 11, 2005: Donald Ray Owen, 56, was found dead in Six Pound Pond near Lakeland in Polk County with multiple alligator bites and the left arm amputated below the elbow. The 9-foot-8-inch male alligator responsible for the attack was caught and destroyed.

Sept. 26, 2004: Georgia college student Michelle Reeves, 20, drowned after an alligator bit off part of her right arm while she apparently went skinny-dipping in a lake in Fort Myers. An alligator was trapped and removed from the area.

July 23, 2004: Landscaper Janie Melsek, 54, died from a severe infection two days after she was mauled by a 12-foot, 457-pound alligator on Sanibel Island. The alligator dragged her into a pond, tearing at her right arm so severely that part of it was later amputated, and rescuers saved her from the reptile's jaws in what was described as a fierce "tug-of-war."

June 18, 2003: A 12-year-old boy was fatally mauled by an alligator while swimming with friends at Palm Gardens Marina, about 35 miles northwest of Orlando. Bryan Griffin was pulled under after friends repeatedly warned him to get out of the water. Trappers later killed 10 alligators in the Dead River, including one they decided was responsible.

Sept. 11, 2001, 82-year-old Robert Steele had his leg severed and bled to death when he was attacked by a 10-foot alligator while walking his dog by a canal on Sanibel Island. The alligator, found with the missing leg in his mouth, was destroyed.

June 23, 2001: A 2-year-old girl wandered from her Winter Haven backyard to a nearby lake and was killed by a 6 1/2-foot alligator. The body of Alexandria Murphy was found near the shoreline of Lake Cannon in Winter Haven an hour after her family reported her missing. A trapper killed the alligator suspected in the attack.

May 4, 2001: The chewed body of 70-year-old Samuel Wetmore was found floating in a south Sarasota County retention pond with an 8-foot alligator circling nearby. Wetmore suffered from dementia and was believed to have wandered away from his home.

March 22, 1997: An 11-foot alligator was discovered swimming protectively near the body of 3-year-old Adam Binford in a lake in Volusia County, a mile from where he had disappeared the day before. His mother told authorities he had been standing in knee-deep water picking water lilies for her. She heard a loud splash and when she turned around her son was gone. The 450-pound alligator was killed.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Are we talking about crocodiles or alligators? I always get confused!


idk same shit i guess, i thik 1 its bigger then the other one but don't know which thou...
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shugotenshi-atm wrote:

What's with parents not watching their kids? Are we going to have a child attacked by every animal by end of year?


my understand the kid ran ahead of his father, he wasn't neglected. Gator attacks can be damn fast

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Sogno- wrote:

i would like to clarify the title of this thread: the kid was NOT eaten by the alligator. He was taken underwater by the gator, but his body was found intact. He had drowned, which is what gators typically do with their prey before eating it.


That's correct (and they do)--The body was fished out of the lake, and only had teeth marks.


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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.


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...


As CNN details:
The boy's family was at a movie night outdoors at the Grand Floridian resort when around 9 p.m. the boy waded into about a foot of water in a lagoon, authorities have said. Witnesses, including the boy's horrified parents, tried to save him. His father jumped in and tried to pry the gator's mouth open. His mother jumped in, too.
But it was too late. The child was dragged underwater in the Seven Seas Lagoon, witnesses told authorities. The lagoon is connected to a series of canals that feed into large bodies of water, Wiley said earlier.


Basically, the boy wasn't in "the wrong place at the wrong time", like the gorilla victim--
For the Disney-illiterate, the Lagoon is the main (big) lake which the Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian resorts and Magic Kingdom park entrance all circle around, and it's connected to Bay Lake, which is on the edge of woodsy-wilderness territory by the campsite, and near local Florida wildlife. (The old River Country waterpark used natural Bay Lake water, and you often shared it with the local fish.)

He wandered off from a well-lit beachside hotel activity, so it's not like he broke any security barriers, and the parents were there to respond. More a case of Know Your Florida, if you're going to travel from Nebraska.
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Poor kid. RIP.
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he wasn't eaten, his whole body was intact...the boy was drowned -_-
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I heard about that not too long ago. Absolutely tragic! I can't imagine what the family is going through right now.
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Ejanss wrote:

Basically, the boy wasn't in "the wrong place at the wrong time", like the gorilla victim--
For the Disney-illiterate, the Lagoon is the main (big) lake which the Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian resorts and Magic Kingdom park all circle around, and it's connected to Bay Lake, which is on the edge of woodsy-wilderness territory by the campsite, and near local Florida wildlife. (The old River Country waterpark used natural Bay Lake water, and you often shared it with the local fish.)

He wandered off from a well-lit beachside hotel activity, so it's not like he broke any security barriers, and the parents were there to respond. More a case of Know Your Florida, if you're going to travel from Nebraska.


I was wondering that if there is any basis for a lawsuit at all, unless Disney didn't know that a gator could get into that lagoon either. If a gator could be in the water, then it's conceivable that it could've also made it up land and do something there.
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pls ban alligators
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Yeah, BBC was reporting about it when I was trying to watch a Euro 2016 stream.

Really can't blame anyone for this, maybe the lake should have been fenced off.
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