U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:15 PM
 
11,019 posts, read 6,565,638 times
Reputation: 19954

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyJackAz View Post
Basically, it just seems like it would be an extremely rare thing to happen at Disney World. And, from what I can recall, it does, indeed, seem to be very rare.
Alligator attacks in general are a rare thing to happen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyJackAz View Post
Realistically, though, while an alligator is certainly a strong, powerful animal, could like 5-10 adults not stop the gator from getting away and try to free the child? I'm genuinely asking that, by the way.
I guess it depends on the size of the alligator, but I wouldn't think a 2 year old would have any chance against one, even with 100s of people trying to help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
13,819 posts, read 24,545,114 times
Reputation: 7615
The Tragic Kingdom.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:16 PM
 
11,019 posts, read 6,565,638 times
Reputation: 19954
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfkIII View Post
C'mon...it's Disney! That was no real alligator...it was an audio animatronic alligator! Haven't you ever taken The Jungle Cruise ride???? Who knows...maybe the 2-year old was an animatronic, too!
I don't really think the horrifying death of a 2 year old is something to joke about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:28 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
4,342 posts, read 2,608,470 times
Reputation: 3809
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfkIII View Post
The Tragic Kingdom.
Animal Kingdom... the imagination of Disney, go WILD!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:36 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
14,271 posts, read 15,235,030 times
Reputation: 7876
Alligator attacks are rare. Out of a population of nearly 20 million and an estimated 105 million tourists, there were only 2 reported alligator attacks last year in the entire state.

I hope the baby died quickly and didn't suffer. I realize people are saying they're praying he is still alive, but alligators drown their prey once they get it into the water. I can't imagine the horror of seeing your child in an alligator's mouth. I feel sick just thinking of it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundaydrive00 View Post
I don't really think the horrifying death of a 2 year old is something to joke about.
I agree. There's nothing funny about this terrible misfortune.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:54 PM
 
1,614 posts, read 595,609 times
Reputation: 1537
Quote:
Originally Posted by vision33r View Post
None of my 2 year olds were ever left unattended. Always either in strollers or in my hand.
He wasn't unattended. His family was close by him when it occurred.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
72,661 posts, read 64,111,757 times
Reputation: 68410
A 2-year-old should have been in bed by 9:00 p.m., not at the beach. It seems there was some bad judgment involved. The parents should have left the child at home with a sitter, or with a grandparent, if they wanted to be out at night on their vacation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2016, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Payson, Az
109 posts, read 130,975 times
Reputation: 146
By the way, and not that it makes any difference whatsoever, but it looks like it was a 2 year-old boy and not a girl, as I read and posted earlier. From what I've seen, they still haven't found the child yet, nor the gator. I can't imagine how emotional and stressful that scene must be right now for the people there. I hate to hear about **** like this!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2016, 12:21 AM
 
11,019 posts, read 6,565,638 times
Reputation: 19954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth4Truth View Post
A 2-year-old should have been in bed by 9:00 p.m., not at the beach. It seems there was some bad judgment involved. The parents should have left the child at home with a sitter, or with a grandparent, if they wanted to be out at night on their vacation.
Seriously? We are now going to judge the parents based on the child's bedtime while on vacation? They were probably out there for the fireworks, that are not until 10pm, or the electrical water parade that starts after 9pm.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2016, 12:22 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
5,998 posts, read 6,357,816 times
Reputation: 11253
There once was a pond in FL where a gator named Allig lived.

One day a cute little girl in crinalins and lace got to close to the water.

So Allig ater.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top