Report Indicates Disney World Knew of Alligator Threat

Report Indicates Disney World Knew of Alligator Threat
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Omaha, NE.—More ammunition today for critics who have complained that Disney World came up short last year warning visitors about the number of alligators and the potential life threatening consequences.

The Washington Post is reporting more than 220 of the animals were removed from the park between May 2006 and August 2015. After that 10-year period, the number of captures and removals increased to more than 40 in a single year, June 15, 2015, to June 15, 2016.

Two-year-old Lane Thomas Graves of Elkhorn was attacked and killed by an alligator in the Seven Seas Lagoon June 14, 2016.

Just a few days earlier six alligators were pulled from the Lagoon and another five in the hours immediately following the child’s death, reports the Post.

Visitors said there weren’t enough beware-of-alligator-warning signs.