Disney gator attack

Divers found the body of the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched by an alligator near a Disney Resort Hotel.

Lane Graves likely drowned when the nearly 7-foot alligator dragged the boy underwater at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

"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," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters at a news conference Wednesday.

Demings said the child's body was "completely intact" when it was found. He was found in 6 feet of water about 15 feet out from where he was grabbed.

The body was found at 1:45 p.m. by divers who searched all night and into the morning.

5 alligators were caught overnight and euthanized.

Lane was with his parents, Matt and Melissa Graves, and 2 sisters at an outdoor movie night, when he waded about 10 feet into the Seven Seas Lagoon.

After the gator grabbed Lane, Matt Graves fought desperately to save his son. He suffered lacerations on both hands during the battle. Melissa Graves dived into the water also, but the gator retreated into the water with the boy in his jaws.

Disney closed all man-made beaches on the Lake Buena Vista property Wednesday.

  • Dee

    Thank God he wasn't eaten. RIP little Lane.

  • SpillyNillie

    Awwww, Lane...I'm glad the little one didn't get eaten. FIH Lane.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    How does something like this happen? Are ppl knowingly dipping into gator infested waters? Im confused

  • Fendi

    Poor baby. RIP little Lane. He was adorable.

  • Myopinion4u

    Sad...Animals dying because humans intercept their lives into theirs and then kill the animals when they should not have been intermingled in the first place.

  • Genia Gouch

    someone in my office said that alligators don't eat humans. The child may have been grabbed because he was small, and may have been mistaken as a food source. Unfortnantly the child may have already succumed to drowning before the alligator realized it was not a food source.

  • SG

    Bless his soul

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is true. Gators can't eat a whole human (they try), but the bodies are too large. for their tiny throats.

  • resha

    OMG Poor child! RIP

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They said the 2-year-old was wading 10 feet out into the water. That's too far.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    :( poor baby

  • jussaying

    what an awful thing to witness and go through as parents :/.

  • nucynu25

    Basically, this could hve been prevented. But if an animal has to die to save a child oh well. In the Nola we eat alligator any way,, it goes really well on top of a po boy.

  • Vonn

    RIP baby boy. So sad.

  • n1kk1a

    I'm so sorry about that baby. This may sound insensitive, but why did they euthanize the alligators? To give the parents a piece of mind? The alligators live by natures course. That's all. They have to eat as well. It's disturbing when it comes to humans, but how do they know to distinguish animals from humans? I hate this shit. Like I said, I'm sorry the baby died, but they didn't have to go killing random alligators to make them feel better. They should know how to capture them (humanely) and send them to a far out place, but not kill them.

  • EC

    RIP to the little one and God bless his family. I can't imagine even having to witness that! Just horrible

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Just terrible. RIP to the little one ?

  • EC

    If I hear one more sad news story, I'm going under my covers and staying there

  • candy

    He was ?. Rip baby lane

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    See my blocker ill werking.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    RIP Lane

  • EC

    I believe they killed the alligators thinking that the boy was eaten. Trying to retrieve the body perhaps?

  • country57

    Indeed it is sandra, way too far.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Did you email the Disney folks and ask them to send you one of those alligators? Lol

  • nucynu25

    LOL..I should've ...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    10ft is more than just sticking your toes in.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Who you block? I can double check.

  • Auditor

    Farm raised though big difference between a wild animal

  • nucynu25

    The parents weren't paying attention. I said this from jump. If this baby was close to them , he may hve stood a chance. By the time they noticed the alligator already had the little boy.

  • SpillyNillie

    I thought they said he was wading in a foot of water...

  • Saharabutnotdry

    They were sending a strong message to other reptiles.

  • Karma WhO

    R.I.P sweet boy!

  • Auditor

    Ha

  • SpillyNillie

    TRUE Cajuns will eat anything...

  • nucynu25

    Nola is swamp land too .

  • Well.well$well

    I can't even imagine. You expect to have a good time on vacation not have to bury your child. Rest In Paradise Lane..

  • Bama251

    Poor baby ?

  • n1kk1a

    Maybe so, but, damn. ?

  • Coco Ouattara

    I'm still upset about the beautiful male silverback gorilla that was euthanized at
    the Cincinnati Zoo and now 5 alligators that have been euthanized in FL? At the end of the day I still blame the parents in these situations. I feel that parents need to supervise their children on high alert more than ever this day in time.

  • Auditor

    Oh I know parts of Texas too where my family is from...my momma warned me about going down by the water....I LISTENED

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I'm for once gonna be NOT Petty

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I've had them in stew

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You're petty even when you are trying to not be petty.

  • Maggie

    Hmm... no one blamed the parents this time.... I wonder if its because... never mind. I digress.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I know. Ain't that some shit?

  • melissaisasnob

    They were cutting them open to look and see if the baby was in the stomach.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It's bc he...oh wait. It's a blamer here now.

  • Realhiphopsearch

    So so sad
    The little angel will definitely be in heaven

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Aww this is so sad... he was a cutie!!!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Why would you have a man made beach like that with alligators and people can't even swim in it... but the beach clearly is set up enticing people to want to get wet in that hot asss FL weather??? If it's man made, surely they could have an enclosure on the property to keep alligators out and have the waters monitored no??

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Oh Lawd... this is depressing!!! I need a glass of wine to even my spirit

  • MissHarlem

    I'm still confused that a two year old was able to get near the water (fck going in) and not one adult had eyes on him. Smfh.

  • nucynu25

    Never had that. Was it good?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I was informed that Disney Word is built over swamp land

  • MissHarlem

    Damn near all of Florida is built over swamp land.

  • Felicia Kelley

    Chile!!!

    Isn't it amazing how different this conversation is??

    But, when you make notice of the double standards, you're considered the problem!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Chii I know where not to go... Florida is not looking appealing to me anymore. My family and I vacationed in Orlando last year!!! We decided to stay close to home this year...

  • nucynu25

    One of CiCi five fans in my mentions.. they mad bc I called her a ho..lol calm down I was using it in a general term lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    God rest this baby, and bless his family. I can't comment because I don't know exactly what happened (and I probably won't know because I can't bear to read this story.)

  • Lisa daniels

    Cici is a ho for procreating with a ho ass ninja. The end.

  • Maggie

    Play with children. I said what i said. Now go play with the others who will play with you. peace. Last thing I'll say about that.

  • nucynu25

    okayyyy

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It is quite tasty. My aunt still makes it.

  • Rayscoty

    Florida having all these deaths. Poor baby

  • Lisa daniels

    So he was that far away?

  • Kash Johnson

    Throughout this sad ordeal at least he wasn't eaten and they are able to give him a proper homegoing service. Them being from outta town probably weren't aware of the high gator population. My heart goes out to them but my kids know to be on my heels smh have got to be careful today.

  • Tammie Reed

    OMG so sad, RIP Lane.

  • nucynu25

    See for all you alligator lives matter folks.. they can still be useful.. rather on a po-boy or stew..

  • stav

    Right! 10 feet out in the water , was he by himself? The signs said no swimming, was no one holding his hand? Tragic!

  • Auditor

    DEAD

  • Tammie Reed

    I've never had alligator, I will pass though lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    am I gonna have to block you? 'cause this right here... I can't....

  • Lisa daniels

    Also shoes and nice handbag.

  • Tammie Reed

    Ive watched animal shows where alligators turn really fast under the water to drown their pray before they eat them, scary to watch too, lawd have mercy!

  • Lisa daniels

    Sounds like Mountain boys rents.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    At first, I blamed the mom in Gorilla case. But if these folks not gonna get dragged, blamed etc that is not right. At all. It becomes obvious (race) when the same rules don't apply

  • Torae

    Yes if one states the obvious..the next statement from the other people is "stop bringing up race." they are such blatant hypocrites...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Calm down. I'm in agreement.

  • SpideySense

    Why though? Were they going to return his half digested corpse to the parents?there's no reason for this other than revenge.

  • TiffaniZ

    RIP to this beautiful Lane. Don't want to seem insensitive but something in this story isn't adding up?!?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Don't take in the negativity. Let it go. It's wayyyyy to much to keep this inside because it can cause depression.

  • jussaying

    lol same thing I said below but I got told the sign didn't matter. shrug.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    it's a blamer here now
    ................................
    I swear you make me sick.... nothing funny in this post, but I'm over here hunched over, agane. foolin w/you!

  • nucynu25

    I get what you are saying but as a parent .. what if they didn't find the body? Wouldn't you feel better knowing for sure what happened ?

  • Lisa daniels

    They do. There is some show on TV where they hunt them for a living and one dude almost lost his arm because the gator was turning and his arm got caught on the rope as the gator was trying to turn loose.

  • nucynu25

    bloop

  • nucynu25

    Its good .. you should try it. It tastes like sausage :)

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Are alligators known not to eat their prey and just drown them? I've never seen someone get snatched by a gator and not get ripped apart. Its sad what happened to that kid, but this story doesn't sound right.

  • Dee

    Lawsuits are next. This is sad! ?

  • SpideySense

    My Spidey Sense was tingling too

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nucynu25

    Its simple.. the parents weren't paying attention. By the time they noticed it was too late.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Told yall my ass gonna be blocked TURRIBLE. Folks hate my ass. Oh well.

  • Auditor

    White meat doesn't taste good....

  • nucynu25

    lmao...too soon

  • Auditor

    Lol I'm sorry I had tooooooo

  • jussaying

    I don't think most parents are not watching their kids at a larger rate than in the past. these instances both just sound like happenstance tragedies. I feel as if both places of business could have prepared better to prevent things. the zoo should have definitely had a higher wall (a small child should not be able to scale the wall easily so as to get into the enclosure. at my zoo they have stone/cement and then clear plastic walls that are difficult for people under 5' to climb...). as for this incident, if by no swimming they meant don't go in the water, they should have explicitly stated as much. otherwise, this just seems to be an awful event that happened. gators are all over Florida and often get into people's home residences because a lot of people there have pools. maybe they should (or tourists) should educate themselves a bit more about the places they travel to.

  • Torae

    When some are on vacation at disney the adults act like its Christmas everyday..not a care in the world...kids are sometimes unsupervised while adults are laid back chilling. I guess they think nothing bad will happen..sad

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I saw her. Her name is @BBP. I immediately called her Big Black Puscee. In my mind.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    wait.... but yall both said.... nvmd....

  • MissHarlem

    I go often because I have family in Miami. Only reason they moved there is because it's closer to Trinidad and the weather. Other than that I wouldn't frequent. It's not bad just have to be smart when you go. This up top although tragic was not smart

  • LibraGirlonly

    Correct I have been saying that but you guys just think I'm hateful lol

  • nucynu25

    I screamed....omg.. I cant breathe.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Yeah man. I know. Folk be all over me. I get the people going. *shrug*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I actually just snorted....

  • nucynu25

    I am about to block her lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I don't think you are hateful. I do think we have way different views on race tho

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    THANK YOU!!!

  • MissHarlem

    Which to me doesn't make sense but to each. I always need a vacation when we take it with the children because I'm always thinking I'm not visiting any hospital outside the ones I know at home. It's a job when you're with children on vacation

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    block that azz Nuc! tell 'em to move around, LOL!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    Want start a business? You cook em and I will make sure that people can wear them. Shoes bags caps, seat covers, whatever .Nothing goes to waste.

  • jussaying

    this is true. I think people confuse gators with crocodiles who are much larger and do eat humans if given the chance as they're more aggressive.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    IT IS!!! Please read my full statement below. What get me is, THEY ACT LIKE WE DON'T KNOW!!!

  • MissHarlem

    PSA to all parents and parent adjacent like myself....keep your eye on your damn child. Vacation with children is not really a vacation when you're the adult. Ding ding ding went the bell ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Usually humans get ripped apart if 2 or 3 gators grab them at one time. But if it's just one gator, the bodies are left intact. Yes, they pull them under water to drown them. Then they drop the body. They can't eat people because their throats are too small.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Sandra needs to be paying you... you increasing her blog traffic. folks coming here for the posts (and YO neck) Lol!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    After they grab the prey in their mouths the gators do the death roll to drown their prey.

    Yeah, I posted somewhere else that this sounds like the story of that Japanese kid whom was left by his parents in the woods because he disobeyed but who knows.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I'll never forget when I took my niece and the family rat dog to the park. Lawd she took off then the dog did too, both of them ran in two different directions. I chased her down snatched her up held her like suit case and proceeded to run after the dog. I was done I took her and the damn dog home. Both her and the damn dog thought it was hilarious. ?

  • SpideySense

    Maybe . . . I guess.

    We know what happened to him though, so cutting open alligators won't change anything. And knowing which one did it won't bring him back.

    If it were a murder then yes, dig up $hit, find the culprit, do the investigation . When an animal kills you then it really is just a tragic 'accident' and punishing the species isn't the way to go.

    Just my opinion. Also, please consider that I am child free so I can only intellectually understand the parent/child bond. Perhaps if it were my child i would declare war on all reptiles . . . But I don't think so.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    what I said yassaday? "at the doe!"

  • jussaying

    the kid may have not been his prey. alligators usually only attack if they are absolutely hungry or feel threatened. it probably felt threatened by the kid because the kid was in its "habitat," and acted accordingly.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    You are a blamer. And guess what. I agree with this.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It's both. Accidents can happen, but damn it pay attention

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They euthanized the gators to search the stomach contents for any sign of the boy.

  • nucynu25

    Girl...

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I totally think this. Folks come just to go in on not just me, the regular folks. You too. Bella had it in for you too yesterday. For the smallest shit. It's cool.

  • MissHarlem

    As an adult it is your due diligence to research the place and keep an eye. Shit happens so that's understandable but some could be avoided

  • Torae

    I completely agree!

  • the guest

    Lord please forgive me, a two year old wading 10 feet into a lagoon? Parents please we must guard our children like hawks. Where I live a three year old fell in the shallow pond at the park and drowned. Why was a three year old by the water unattended. God bless this baby. RIP

  • Luvn_it

    Are the parents being investigated? Is the fathers background being looked into involving this situation? What about those 5 gators that were killed in gutted don't their lives matter?

  • AprilRain

    I prayed he was not eaten.

  • nucynu25

    lol.. that's why I am not dragging the parents for filth bc I know things can happen really fast but they just weren't paying attention. I wouldn't wish this on any one .

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Next month first vacay without kids OR elderly people in years.

    To FL ??? Pray for me.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    LMAO! Nooooo

  • nucynu25

    Lisa & I gave some good purposes for alligator actor life. They didn't die in vain .

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not nice.

  • nucynu25

    Yep

  • MissHarlem

    This right here no. I understand the damn zoo incident more than this. I know shit happens so I take that into consideration.

  • the guest

    2 year olds stay at the shore splash their feet or up to ankles with parent holding their hands. Not wading out 3, 6, or 10 feet independently.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    that's why I just kept it on joke time... the fact that she really thought she was operating on a frequency beyond my ability to comprehend, really let me know that I should practice what I tell yall all the time - don't argue with a fool! TUH!

  • MissHarlem

    Nah just a realist ? the trolls can call me a blamer.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I already looked at the daddy. He kinda fine. Oh you said his background. I sure hope so!Tuh. The did the black daddy like that!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!

  • nucynu25

    lol ..our slogan can be " Alligator lives matter even in the after life."

  • nucynu25

    I been saying this all day.

  • SpideySense

    Every year like clockwork. Drownings in the summer, falling through iced-over ponds in the winter. Big reason why i wouldn't want a pool at my house if i had small children. It's a liability imo

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I see you LD, you got your entrepreneur cap on! Lol!

  • Inquiring Mind

    I agree! Aaand his body was still intact, just drowned....I'm sorry, but it's not adding up. That boy better have teeth marks or something to confirm their story.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It sure does

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you said they still giving back! LOL!

  • Lisa daniels

    I am chocked on my food. Lol???

  • Coco Ouattara

    I feel yah. Agree to disagree, so let's wait on the Medical Examiner's autopsy to see the true 'cause of this lil boys death. R.i.h. Lane....

  • MissHarlem

    Let your hair down and enjoy it. Got the kids this weekend. Both of my nephews birthday is today so I'm on aunt duty while the parents get a rest. Pray for meh kids ages range from 1, 9, 12 and 19 ???

  • nucynu25

    lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you still at it I see, ROFL!

  • Lisa daniels

    I told you last night, I can't keep slaving for other folks and for what ? They don't pay me enough.

  • nucynu25

    Right.. but am saying what if they didn't find the body? If they had to cut open alligators to see if your babys bones were in his stomach. As a parent that feeling would be better bc the question wouldn't be what if .

  • Finding Forever…

    At least the family will be able to give him a proper burial with his remains or have the option to make other final choices. This STILL has to be HARD to WITNESS for a parent. You aren't even able to aid your kid in their time of need. Condolences to them & prayers for the trying days to come.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    GO GET IT, HUN!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Pay that 19 yo and go get your life. I mean...unless you actually...you know...like them. I got one nephew I don't particularly like.

  • MissHarlem

    We are HERE. I'm legit confused that they didn't realize that lil Timmy was wrestling with gators until it was too late. Gets me upset

  • nucynu25

    lol ..Lisa started it.

  • Lisa daniels

    I want to sit on my toilet and make my money. You know.

  • nucynu25

    Bc lil Timmy was not directly by them. By the time they went to grab lil Timmie the alligator already had him.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I should probably leave now 'cause I find myself getting inappropriately tickled at some of yall deadpan azz comments....

  • SpideySense

    Trini Massive!! Not sure why my grandfather chose the north. I suffer every winter. Gotta hightail it to Port of Spain where the weather is good and the food is even better. #ILoveMyIsland

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SS: And knowing which one did it won't bring him back.

    True but they have to make sure they euthanize that gator because it has lost its fear of humans and will approach humans in the future.

  • MissHarlem

    I like them. It's the 19 yr old that's gonna do me in. He's at that age where he's too cool to be with us. Fake grown. His attitude is the worst and I will lay him out with the 1 yr old on my hip. Last time he tried me he almost had to make a dentist appointment. When the accent slipped out he knew I was this close to making him go night night.

  • MissHarlem

    I know. That's the confusing part. Smh

  • Coco Ouattara

    Ok I don't want to get too technical with this horrific death, however this young kid was supposedly wading in the aqua after 9:00pm. Was it dark outside? I have so many questions...

  • MissHarlem

    I be so serious and when I reread I SMH at myself

  • Auditor

    Hush...you got nerve to talk *rolls eyes*

  • nucynu25

    Out of all ppl....

  • SpideySense

    Not just vacation. Walking through the mall, shopping in a store, at the park, etc. Hella people only keep half and eye on their little ones. I find it shocking but i also know that parenting is the hardest job there is, especially when you want to do it right. You have to give parents a pass sometimes, or at least be understanding of the situation. Accidents just happen.

  • Luv Pitties

    I'm from Nola and never in my life have we eaten, cooked or desired to eat gator.

  • Auditor

    Prayer has been said

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you be meaning it hun, and that makes it all the more hilarious! Lol!

  • SpideySense

    You may very well be right. I can't rightly say what I would do or how I would feel if this were happening to me. I do feel for the animals in these situations too though. Humans are super dangerous to be around if you aren't a pet.

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks. You will be blessed lol. I'm like WTF was I thinking. Sad part is the 9 and 12 yr old asked to be with me instead of their little cousins. I'm the fun aunt who will fck you up if you try it. Never have to because they're scared of my crazy.

  • nucynu25

    So that means what exactly ?

  • Luv Pitties

    It means all my life I've never had not been introduced to gator

  • nucynu25

    We mankind is selfish , so yes I definitely agree with you on that.

  • SpideySense

    I wondered about that too. Do they become man-eaters once they've experienced human flesh? The baby seems to be intact however, so I'm not sure if that applies in this situation. It's really just sad all around. It's just really sad.

  • MissHarlem

    Trini to de bone!!!!! I'm going in February. Business but also pleasure. Gonna play mas with tribe when I go. Playing mas in bk too. Went to all the band launches. Soca in me blood lol.

  • nucynu25

    Oh okay, have you atleast heard abt ppl eating it. You can walk on Bourbon and get one. Theres also an alligator festival, I forgot what parish.

  • MissHarlem

    I do ??? HE ain't through with me. That's always my problem. I will say something and be dead serious meanwhile everyone around me is dying laughing

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Listen growing up I wasn't allowed to stand, walk or lag behind my parents or any adult for that matter. If I did my mother would stop and drag my ass to the front of her where she can see me. Then she'd give me a lectuer on getting snatched or hurt by strangers. I can't fathom why anyone would let a 2 year old out of their site , I understand kids are quick but come on. The parents were negligent this could have been prevented. I've never been to Florida , I live in NY and even I know Florida is gator country. So the parents being hicks from Nebraska isn't an excuse. What they don't have Google in Nebraska? Before I go anywhere new I research the place , that way I'm not blindsided by what may happen.

  • Luv Pitties

    I've heard of them eating and wrestling them in Cajun country. I'd have to be nice and drunk with one of those "yard" drinks to try that. Ppl give me the side eye when I tell them I don't eat seafood. Probably tangipohoa parish I think

  • SpideySense

    I'm getting married there next spring! Can't wait to see the family and celebrate. Have fun when you go and bring your bug spray. They got zika now (although just recently and they have been putting a lot of preventative measures in place so ot's not too too bad).

  • Jusstlookn

    5 alligators were caught overnight and euthanized.

    *****when they shot Gorilla it was killed. Guess gators are different.

  • MissHarlem

    Steups teeth. We trinis not fraid of no damn zika. ? J/K since a baby the mosquitoes love me there

  • Jusstlookn

    Come through Joan Cillins with receipts. I check crime rates, restaurants, hotels wit bed bugs, liqqa store in walking distance. Important stuff.

  • SpideySense

    Grandma said I got that sweet blood. The mosquito will skip 3 people to come mess with me. Not this time. I can't afford any mishaps.

  • Jusstlookn

    Chile

  • SpideySense

    Steups!
    How about 'Yampee' (no idea how to spell it). I loved Tribe Called Quest for adding the Oversized Yampee!

  • casiepriest33

    I notice how no one is blaming the parents like they did when the gorilla took the baby. White privilege.

  • nucynu25

    I don't really care for seafood either besides shrimp.. crawfish , crabs & all that other ish I will pass. I am one of those ppl that will try anything once though. If you like sausages I think you would like alligator. Theres a piano bar on Bourbon "Resurrection" serves the best alligator sliders.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I always know where the liquor store is. We having a fuqqd up time on vacation if not.

  • Li

    Let's not start blame the parents again. People did it with the gorilla boy, don't do it to the parents of this boy.

  • Jusstlookn

    Yes, liqqa store, place for snick snacks, Emergency room, pharmacy...hubby be like we arent moving there.

  • jussaying

    I can't argue with this. I know I do research when I travel anywhere. I travel abroad pretty often and like to be aware of neighborhoods to avoid and current scams going on (and diseases lol). after a couple in rio were killed while driving through a favela that waze took them thru, I was sure I do research even more.

  • product of 79

    Thank GOD ?

  • rayne215

    this incident is vastly different to the gorilla one. imo at least.....

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Yep...it's more than 24 hours and we don't even know their criminal history yet cuz they got the complexion for the protection.

  • Crazy tee

    They knew there were alligators but never posted it....Can we all say lawsuit....I so feel for this child and his parents...Unless you are from Florida you are not up to par with the gator population....it's bad when little tiny lizards run through your home....don't live in Florida but have a lot family member that live there....

  • Di Ana

    "Complexion for the protection"... Lol... I like that one, I'll be using that phrase courtesy of you... Lol

  • ReadingUfromTX

    You mean courtesy of the Rose Garden!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Wow you really know your stuff. Do you have a pHd in zoology or are you just another pseudo intellectual trying to impress people?

  • http://www.dorightforyourself.org/ SeeLaH

    Why they gotta kill the alligators? The sign said NO SWIMMING! Why people don't listen?

  • Kyla

    I feel so bad for everyone's loss, especially this little boy but some parents NEVER watch their kids!! How could this happen to him if his parents were watching? I know kids are quick and run off sometimes but if they were anything like my Jamaican parents, I would have to sit my ass still and be good for however long I was at that bitch...
    RIP Lane

  • starbright9449

    There were no swimming signs. Should've never taken their kids into the water with those signs clearly there.

  • Tammie Reed

    This was Lane, may he rest in peace!

  • smartchickfl

    You guys are speaking too much truth tonight....where are the angry animal rights groups now? Rip to that precious baby though.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    With our littles I still make them sit in the buggy in ALLLLL stores. Don't care that they're past toddler age - they're little enough to fit into small spaces (between clothing racks/under clothing tables, etc.) and they're fast. So in the buggy they stay.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    That baby must have been so terrified. I hope it was over quickly. And those poor parents - I hope they find a way to heal or at least cope.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    complexion for the protection.

    -----

    Hit it right on the dot

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    How does it taste?

  • lil goodie

    Just fyi..10 feet is the length of a car... that's not far out in water. .ijs

  • lil goodie

    But I thought that they don't eat humans so why cut them open to see.

  • Fendi

    It is never crazy to discipline children. Discipline is the sincerest form of love. What they don't understand or like, they will grow to appreciate later.

    If you don't correct their behaviors and let them run amuck, that's a sign that you don't care.

  • IamAllnatural

    This story sounds fishy. Who would let a 2 year old wade in the water by himself 10 ft away at 9 pm? Then the father fights with the gator and only have minor cuts, and no child.?

  • nucynu25

    Like sausage , if you Llike andouie (spell check) you would like it .

  • SandrasNewFave

    I wondered about Dad's hands too. I could only imagine that gator went deep and low fast. One minute you're dropping blows, next minute you're slapping water. Either way, a child is gone. Sad.

  • Mystery User

    Completely intact? This isn't the boy in the forest scenario again,Is it?

  • Luv Pitties

    Depends on which sausage if it tastes like breakfast sausage I'll pass but smoke sausage that's something else.

  • AnonymousRose

    People saying they gonna sue. Umm what is it to Disney, a fcking trillion dollar company, Chile they can sue for 10 million. Hell they made that within 5 hrs, of the park opening that day, but hey, no money can never replace your Chile life . I know not mine

  • AnonymousRose

    Yea. I read that, but I think that gator would have taken me down, that scaley humpback Hermes bag. Would have let mine go, fck that we going together. I would never be able to live with myself. Nope I'm going with mine.

  • nucynu25

    AndoUie ( spell check)

  • Sucker Free

    i had gator at a soul food spot in cleveland...i enjoyed it too

  • Luv Pitties

    Ok so it's really hot, cool. Next time I go home to visit I will check it out.

  • stanley

    The parents should be charged with manslaughter.

  • Tea??

    I read that witnesses say their are signs posted that says "do not go in water" and this child was in 10ft of water in a lagoon? That poor baby had to suffer this was totally preventable. Not to sound insensitive but I bet people won't complain that the alligators were killed in this unfortunate situation like they did with that gorilla.

  • Tea??

    I read that witnesses say their are signs posted that says "do not go in water" and this child was in 10ft of water in a lagoon? That poor baby had to suffer this was totally preventable. Not to sound insensitive but I bet people won't complain that the alligators were killed in this unfortunate situation like they did with that gorilla.

  • Cheryl Clarke

    It seems so unlikely that an alligator fighting with two adults for his prey, would leave no marks. The authorities said the little guy was completely intact. Maybe that means he had no limbs missing, but did have gashes and tearing. My prayers are with them no matter what the true story turns out to be. It occurred to me that an uwatched child could quickly drown. The frantic adults could invent a story to cover their neglect. This little boy's tragedy has haunted me all day. In the end I suppose it doesn't change anything knowing the how. What is horrible is that it didn't have to happen.

  • Blanks

    So when are they going to start investigating the parents back ground

  • S. Williams

    I laughed at "knowing which one did it" like they have a mugshot in the system to make us feel better by identifying this animal

  • Crazy tee

    They didn't take him in the water. He wandered from the family and went toward the water....I think if there was sign that said "Alligator" there would have been much more caution not only this family but with other families too...They got the area for cheap because of the alligators population in that area and then never mentioned it to its visitors so that they can not fold....Who is really going to visit if the resort they booked had alligators....boy....this star is not too bright...

  • Crazy tee

    People who are not from Florida will not be aware....that is why an alligator sign should have been put up but someone didn't want to lose money....This resort knew that they had alligators and now they will get sued...They saying goes you reap what u sew

  • S. Williams

    getting pinched underneath the arm and getting the pep talk before you even leave the house "if you can't see me then I can't see you and if I have to panic and find you I'm whoopin dat azz"

  • Low E. TUH!

    I'M READING THROUGH THE NEWS TIMELINE AND IT MENTIONED THAT THERE WERE SIGNS POSTED THAT SAID "NO SWIMMING"...NO BLAME BUT I JUST WANNA KNOW HOW TRUE IT IS.

  • Low E. TUH!

    DANG I'M 7 HOURS LATE!

  • Low E. TUH!

    -DABS ON EM-

  • Low E. TUH!

    LISTEN LINDA!

  • Low E. TUH!

    WE WENT TO DESTIN FOR THIS PAST LABOR DAY AND LOW3 (THEN 2) WANDERED BACK INTO THE CONDO WHILST WE WERE WAITING ON THE NEXT ELEVATOR BECAUSE IT WAS FULL...CHILE THEY TOLD ME "SHE MUST'VE GONE DOWN IN THE ELEVATOR WITH THOSE OTHER FOLKS" BEFORE WE KNEW SHE WAS INSIDE...I COULD'VE WON A GOLD MEDAL IN TRACK THAT DAY BECAUSE I WENT FROM THE 10TH FLOOR TO THE 1ST FLOOR IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES TAKING THE STAIRS...

  • Low E. TUH!

    TUH

  • Saphistication

    Something in that lagoon isn't clean....side eye to the parents.

  • stav

    FYI, every car is not the same length. 10 ft is far enough out for a 2yr old to be away from the shore, in water he shouldn't be in, without some holding his hand. Thank you!

  • SpideySense

    I think they found a human leg in a florida gator recently. I don't think they hunt humans but they'll attack if threatened, especially during mating season and especially if you are close to their nest. I'm sure humans are a snack when food is low as well.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    I was researching & nothing was said about a big sign or a divider or gate I'm like so they just let ppl walk around in & near these waters & don't warn them? that's crazy to me What I was reading was that it rarely happens but they know about the gators They're in all the water down there

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    One thing NONE of you seem to be keeping in mind: Florida is the Alligator Capital of the US along with Louisiana and a few other areas. The signs say No Swimming and if you've ever been to a Disney property there are a TON of pools to choose from. It was MOVE NIGHT not beach night. They should not have been over there. As it was said earlier, parents need to start PARENTING!!! This would not have happened. I feel bad for them, but they can only blame themselves

  • Amel

    But they weren't swimming. They were walking in the water.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Yes it is! All bad news is sad, but when it pertains to an innocent baby that makes it just that much sadder.

  • Genia Gouch

    i don't know if it's to impress people...since there are very few roses with whom i have a personal connections....maybe it's to get pissy sounding comments from pissy people that are just interested in being pissed off on a post about alligators...idk.

  • Shay boogie

    All of them say no swimming but some of the resorts also warn of gators. So there is a loophole that YT is using that this resort should have warned them bout the gators too.

  • Shay boogie

    I read this morning he did have puncture wounds on his body

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Jesus!
    That baby died terrified.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol y'all straight savages. Do y'all also wear the gators skin as shoes and clothing??

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    We eat turtle here.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol @ seat covers

  • nucynu25

    You could..

  • nucynu25

    Turtle soup is a thing here.. I don't eat it tho.

  • Low E. TUH!

    -INSERT SUPREME SIDE EYE- CAUSE THEY AIN'T SMART NOR KIND I GUESS

  • Spazzy Jeff

    So many questions???
    I was there 2 years ago in the same location. I'm not from FL, but I knew better to stay my black ass away from the water.
    Why did the parents allow the boy to wade in the water...at night...by himself? Or was the father dangling him in the water and he got snatched? I don't know the facts, but its a senseless tragedy.

  • Chris

    I am from Florida and am scared to death of the water weather it be fresh or salt because I cannot see whats in it. To me, there are so many dangers I dont know where to begin. From ear infections (static fresh water is bad), sharks, snakes, alligators and even big fish can lay you wide open with just a bump.

    Even falling off a jet ski for five seconds in the ocean leaves me scrambling back on as I am afraid of whats below and clearly for good reason. If I had a kid he would have swam at a pool and been told never to enter that nasty a** water above. I grew up with idiots that swam in ponds and canals in the rueral area we lived in but I always knew better thanks to both of my parents. I guess this is just natures way of thinning the heard but its still tragic because the kid clearly cannot be faulted at that age so the blame lies in the management.

  • Chris

    My father always told me alligators like to drown their prey then tuck it into a mud bank under water where it will begin to rot and become more tender. Cant believe it took them as long as it did to find the kid.

  • Dee

    Something is fishy about this story Wading in a pound at 9pm?

  • Dee

    Yes and not at 9pm SMH poor baby something is fishy

  • Dee

    They are partially responsible. Who allows a 2 year old to wade in a pound without supervision at 9PM?

  • Dee

    EXACTLY

  • Dee

    The sign read NO SWIMMING and this happened around 9PM irresponsible

  • Dee

    No swimming MEANS KEEP YOUR AZZ OUT OF THE WATER

  • Crazy tee

    He didn't drown from going too deep he drown from being pulled in by an alligator....and that is why they are putting up alligator signs and a fence....I think my point has been made and the party who was at fault will be sued....