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    #46
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    I have to say this..... We lived in Florida fir about eighteen months..... I have never lived in a place where you are immediately told not to leave your dmsll children, or pets alone outside...... Where we were told, by the police, not to walk in the neighborhood at night, where there was a large cat in our backyard.....where our small dog neatly died, oh from an attack of fire ants...

    A large black snake lived under a bush in our bavk yard....and my husband....an electrician/carpenter....ran into at least five rattlers on the job.

    My husband went fishing, one day, and stripped on a "log"...which turned out to be an alligator...

    Shortly after we left, a child was killed by fire ants....

    Let's just say that we were very hsppy to return to Cincinnati....

    I really think most people, who are vacationing in a Disney hotel, should...and do....have an expectation of safety from predators, Dutch as aligators..... Most wouodn' even thunk about aligators being present in a body of wAter near a luxury hotel...

    Floriduans know better, but tourists often do not..... Most have had no experience with such things..... Dipping ine's feet into pretty lake or pond.....especially one so near one's hotel......seems like a perfectly reasonable thung to fo, on a warm cummerbund evening...esoevialky if you are nit from the south.....

    It's not enough to put up a simple No Swimming sign..... The sigh age needs to be specific, in this instance...... Clearly stating that there are dangerous aligators in the water....and that they will come to the shire....

    I was nit there...but my imagination keeps playing that horrific scene, in my head..... This family will never fully recover from the trauma it has suffered.....needlessly.....


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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      #47
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      Originally posted by easyquilts View Post
      They weren't just out wandering around... It was Movue Night... Movies were shown outdoors... It's a thing they fo.

      And.. No one was swimming.... They were merely wetting their feet... You can't blame the victims...
      They ignore the signs and walked and splashed in the water... that gets the gators attention. Were in the water past their ankles. The Movie Screen is up on the lawn where everyone lays out blankets and sits.

      If they had not been near or splashing in the water... it would not have happened. The gator does what a gator naturally does. Which is sad. The poor baby is gone and the parents have to live without him. It's so sad.

      This has only happened once before... in the late 70's... A older boy and his sibs were playing at the edge of one of the bodies of water, splashing and throwing rocks. When the gator came up out of the water and grabbed his leg. His brother, sister and he fought off the gator... he spent a week in the hospital and still has the scars on his leg.

      In the last few years the gator population has been growing at a rapid pace... who ever watches that and documents the figures should have warned Disney to do something. Most of the people who work at Disney are Teenagers... tons of them. I was at the Grand Floridian this year and ate dinner... walked back to the water to ride the boat to my hotel after dark. My daughter and her family stayed there for a week too. I am not someone who thinks we need to protect the gators. Oh Heck No... especially when their population is growing so fast.
      Last edited by kensington; June 17, 2016, 09:11 PM.

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        #48
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        Originally posted by shirleyknot View Post
        The gist of the article I tried to post
        Oh, my, God....and I mean that reverently....


        Sandy from Cincinnati


        AKA Kermit

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          #49
          Re: I am very angry...

          Originally posted by kensington View Post
          They ignore the signs and walked and splashed in the water... that gets the gators attention. Were in the water past their ankles. The Movie Screen is up on the lawn where everyone lays out blankets and sits.

          If they had not been near or splashing in the water... it would not have happened. The gator does what a gator naturally does. Which is sad. The poor baby is gone and the parents have to live without him. It's so sad.
          What is sad is that they certainly would not have been wading in the lagoon if they had known the danger... No one in their right mind would deliberately out their child at such risk.... Once again, I refuse to blame the victims...


          Sandy from Cincinnati


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            #50
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            Originally posted by easyquilts View Post
            What is sad is that they certainly would not have been wading in the lagoon if they had known the danger... No one in their right mind would deliberately out their child at such risk.... Once again, I refuse to blame the victims...
            I'm not blaming the victims. I am noting that something like this was bound to happen. You have gators in a lagoon, people will ignore signs, and it's mating season. Even if they put up different signs... it could happen again. People ignore them. They need to destroy the gators in my humble opinion.

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