one of the most dangerous creatures in the forest.
once it takes a bite out of you,
you have about no seconds to get loose.
alligators are also known to give it’s victims “the death roll”.
the alligator spins its body around rapidly while underwater.
that is what actually kills you.
that should have been the fate of the two year old cub last night.
the one who was snagged by an alligator at the disney resort.
well cnn has the outcome of what happened and well…
The 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead by the Orange County dive team, Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a Wednesday news conference.
The body of the boy, Lane Graves, was found intact about 1:45 p.m., not far from where the boy was grabbed Tuesday night, Demings said. His body had only a few puncture wounds, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
He likely drowned, Demings said.
“Of course, the autopsy has to confirm that, but there is likely no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator,” Demings said.
Demings said the body was found in 6 feet of murky water perhaps 10 to 15 yards from where the boy was attacked. The boy’s parents, who are from Elkhorn, Nebraska, were identified as Matt and Melissa Graves.
“The Graves family appreciates the support they have received and have asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of their son,” the sheriff’s department said on its Twitter page.
Matt Graves is the chief data officer at Omaha Infogroup, a company that provides technology solutions, CNN affiliate KETV reported.
Demings said the Graves were distraught yet relieved that this was not a protracted search.
He said he brought a priest with him when breaking the news to the parents, who are Catholic.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley said the alligator may have already been caught, but that has not yet been confirmed.
“We’re going to make certain that we have the alligator that was involved, and that we remove it from the lake,” he said.
Forensics teams will try to determine whether one of the alligators already taken from the lake is the one that dragged off the boy. If not, the search for alligators in the lake will continue.
The boy’s family was at a movie night outdoors at the Grand Floridian resort when around 9 p.m. the boy waded into about a foot of water in a lagoon, authorities have said. Witnesses, including the boy’s horrified parents, tried to save him. His father jumped in and tried to pry the gator’s mouth open. His mother jumped in, too.
But it was too late. The child was dragged underwater in the Seven Seas Lagoon, witnesses told authorities. The lagoon is connected to a series of canals that feed into large bodies of water, Wiley said earlier.
The Reedy Creek emergency services call center first received a report about the attack at 9:16 p.m.
A search began for the boy immediately, with boats from Disney searching along with law enforcement.By midmorning Wednesday, Disney had closed all beaches in its resort area “out of an abundance of caution” after the attack, a Disney representative said.
Wiley said the child was on the edge of the lagoon when the alligator attacked, according to the boy’s family. He cautioned that the investigation is still in an early stage and officials need to interview at least two other families who may have witnessed the attack.Demings specifically said the child was “wading … along the lake’s edge at the time that the alligator attacked.”
i hate to sound heartless,
but i’m not fully sold on this story.
you know i got some questions:
– why the hell were they even out there after a certain hour?
– why was their two year old splashing in the water that late?
– there were signs saying “no swimming”.
could they not read?
– why were they so far in the dark away from everyone?
– they also have a four year old cub.
where was she?
– they tried to both wrestle an alligator?
in the dark?
wouldn’t the alligator have attacked them too?
– he allegedly only had a few cuts on his hand?
– the cub’s body was still intact after being in an alligator’s mouth?
how is this even possible?
– why was the cub found close to the place it was allegedly snatched?
– was the alligator a vegan?
that cub realistically should have been eaten.
i’ll keep my nose in the story for more details.
that cub wouldn’t be so close to where all it all happened.
…Am I the only one thinking this?
article taken: cnn