Disney Was Warned of Problems With Gators

By Lola
@Lolaze (2862)
St. Louis, Missouri
June 17, 2016 8:39am CST
A report is coming out now that Disney's Seven Seas Lagoon, where a toddler was snatched and killed by an alligator earlier this week, ignored a report that the alligators were dangerous in order to keep its clientele happy. A park insider has said that the resort was cautioned that the alligators were becoming too comfortable around humans, but ignored the warnings due to the guests enjoying feeding the creatures. Last year – a California man reported a gator tried to go after his 5 year old but hotel management did not respond except to say the alligators were like pets and harmless! It's beginning to look like a lack of respect for the nature of wild animals led to the death of an innocent toddler.
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@TRBRocks420 (66365)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jun 16
Alligators certainly are not pets and, management should be fired. Mr. Disney wouldn't be ok with that for one second.
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@Lolaze (2862)
• St. Louis, Missouri
17 Jun 16
If this turns out to be true, I think the resort needs to be shut down!
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@tzwrites (4137)
• Romania
17 Jun 16
@Lolaze Or the alligators can be relocated to a safe place where they can't eat kids.
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• Tempe, Arizona
18 Jun 16
@tzwrites why should the animals have to be moved? Why not relocate the resort?
@yukimori (8708)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I... WHAT? Alligators that are like pets and harmless? Uh... these people know absolutely nothing about lizards if they honestly believe that! And guests enjoy feeding the critters so they don't deal with them properly... OMG. And naturally, the one who paid for it is the toddler and his family. I think the worst part of tragedies like this is the fact that many times they could have been completely avoided.
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@Lolaze (2862)
• St. Louis, Missouri
17 Jun 16
Anyone with half a brain knows feeding wild animals is just asking for problems.
@yukimori (8708)
• United States
18 Jun 16
@Lolaze Yeah... it surprises me how many people run around without even half a brain, though. We have two small (2-3 foot long) alligators at the local zoological sanctuary that were confiscated after authorities received reports that people were keeping them as pets. I mean, yeah, they're cute when they're little... but even at the size they are now, two and three years after they hatched, they can take someone's fingers off!
@JohnRoberts (44378)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jun 16
Disney is so guilty and this is going to be a public relations nightmare justifiably tarnishing their reputation.
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@Lolaze (2862)
• St. Louis, Missouri
17 Jun 16
Agreed
@JustBhem (26022)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Jun 16
Good Lord. Why are they like that? I mean it's not funny to have a toddler being eaten by an alligator. They should do something to prevent this to happen again. This is so freaking out.
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@IvySaysHi (4221)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Oh man are disney's sales gonna dip. Honestly, the worth of a buck should be worth more than the safety of those who give you said buck
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@tzwrites (4137)
• Romania
17 Jun 16
People are idiots because they feed the gators. The problem is that people blame the animals but they are just being animals, usually humans interfere.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Jun 16
That is really sad that this could have been avoided completely.
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@1hopefulman (22372)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
Alligators, pets? It seems some screws are lose somewhere!
• Tempe, Arizona
18 Jun 16
I agree with @lolaze..we as humans have started to lose respect and fear of the animals that are in the wild. I believe that it is important to remember that we are invading their territory. It is their natural instinct to hunt, protect their territory. If we would acknowledge this, a lot of these horror stories that we read or hear about would be less frequent.
@moffittjc (38047)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Jun 16
Alligators have been around for millions of years, even going back to the age of dinosaurs. Through millions of years of evolution, they have become ruthless killing machines. Anybody who thinks they can tame a gator is either naive or stupid. They cannot be domesticated or made into pets. Bottom line. Their puny little brains only understand three things: eat, mate, and survive.
@zarlamain (24146)
• United States
18 Jun 16
This is so unfortunate. So sad.