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Old 06-16-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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They euthanized the gators before they found the body to see if there was evidence that one of them had attacked him. Now, they can use them to measure bite marks to see if one of them was the one that attacked, or if there needs to be more searching.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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Why would you "search" for it? It was just being a gator, like every other gator out there. He didn't have a grudge against the child or anything... SMH!
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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I simply feel sympathy for the family of this child. The horror they experienced had to have been unthinkable. There's no blame to be placed as far as I can see. They were having a family vacation and tragedy occurred.

Florida is home to alligators. But if you don't live in Florida, it may not be at the forefront of your mind. And since Disney is located in Florida, it's not necessarily their obligation to inform every single person who visits that alligators are present. I'm sure that they take precautions. Sometimes it's not enough. It's simply a horrible tragedy.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Why would you "search" for it? It was just being a gator, like every other gator out there. He didn't have a grudge against the child or anything... SMH!
To remove it.


Disney regularly removed any alligators over 4' long.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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More will replace them. How about erecting an underwater fence to protect the public at the beaches? But that's not as much fun as hunting and killing. We're in their space; they're not in ours.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A fence? You really don't know what you're talking about.

FYI - gators don't live exclusively in the water. Gators are also capable of climbing fences. Disney property is huge. Might as well build a wall at the Mexican border.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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yup.. fences work great!!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qp_bUYPrTg
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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They'll lose money, but will hardly be "toast."
A $100M settlement would be to Disney what $1000 is to the average American. Might put a slight dent in your pocket, but you recover in no time. Disney will be fine.
They DO need to redesign those "beaches" though.


No Floridian would consider beach chairs that close to a large freshwater lake's edge to be a safe and good idea. It's stupid. Very much so.
Are you sure? I thought people swim in Central Florida lakes all the time. To me it is similar to being afraid a shark will get you in the ocean. It happens but it shouldn't make you stay out of the ocean. Although I suspect the odds of a gator attack are greater than shark.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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Why would you "search" for it? It was just being a gator, like every other gator out there. He didn't have a grudge against the child or anything... SMH!
Once again...animals that are found to be responsible for the death of a human, are generally put down. That's normal and expected. If you have issues with that, start a new thread over in the pet forum.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm talking about leaving the kid at home altogether, when the couple plans a vacation for themselves..
They're going to Disney, you know, the happiest place on earth with children and cartoon characters? Why would parents purposely go there without their kids?

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2 seems like way too young for an amusement park vacation
So now we have an age limit for vacation? Good grief!
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