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A different Orlando tragedy

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Packer, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Packer

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    I can't even phantom the thought of this happening. Disney Alligator attack. Having a now eight year old it saddens me to even think about what the family is going through. Omg. A Family just starting their summer vacation. Playing at a pond in Disneyworld and a fricken alligator snatches their 2 or 3 year old little boy. Hard to even write. Let's all just pray for them. Please no blame eather way. Just a horrific event.
     
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    It's pretty wild....and the media is putting twists all over the place.....

    Sad times for that family
     
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    I'm genuinely not trying to cause a fight here but why do Disney let people use beaches they know have alligators? That's how the story is being portrayed in the UK press. Is it wildly inaccurate?

    It's been a real shitty week. My friend got out of the club the other night but sadly her friend didn't. Don't really know the ins and outs other than they went in together and didn't leave together.

    So very sad for anyone affected by it.
     
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    It's a lagoon that connects to other bodies of water. Not a traditional beach. They have no swimming signs posted all over. This was a fluke occurrence. An awful tragedy.
     
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    very tragic!, ugh

    still Disney had no Danger Alligators! signs..granted first time in 40 years they've had this issue
    but still when I first heard at Disney?...I thought in this society where I have to read 5 pgs of Lawyer written cautions to not use a hair dryer in a bathtub?...why was there even access to said lagoon?
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    not to mention that looks inviting to guests just for wading in

    still parents?...if you go to Florida?...umm yeah Gators are the name of more than one sports team for a reason
     
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    Yeah I grew up with gators crawling around our neighborhood. Residents know to never go near water that isn't either chlorinated or on the ocean for this reason. I grew up minutes from this place, have stayed in that hotel, and seen that beach (manmade regardless) in person. I'm not gonna begin to blame the family for this, or Disney. You can't control wildlife 100% and we even had an alligator hanging around the McDonalds I worked at as a teenager just walking around the parking lot. Its not easy to keep them out of populated areas, ponds, retention ponds, even small ones for a parking lot. They are mean sumbitches.
     
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    Doesn't matter who is to blame when a child is gone. Just there playing and then their life is over. It's horrific and heartbreaking. Praying for all involved to find a form of peace. It's not gonna be easy. Those of us who have children would never value an alligators life over a human being. It will do the same thing again if given an opportunity and it's hunting ground is by Disney. It's going to get another opportunity. So sad.
     
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    I've been told by numerous Floridian friends that "no swimming" means something very different down there than it does in most parts of the country. Up here in New York, "no swimming" means "the water is kind of gross maybe" or "there's not a lifeguard here and we'd rather you not get in the water". It certainly doesn't mean "there are dangerous animals that will kill you". I probably still have kept a kid away from the water but never would have expected that this could have been the result. It's terrible.
     
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    I didn't realize until tonight out with the neighbors that they are from Nebraska - not far from here.... we don't know the family, but just terrible.
     
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    I moved to NY from Louisiana. Crazy Cajuns were swimming everywhere and water skiing the bayous in the parishes. I'd feel like bait getting cast out and reeled back in on a lure! Lol I chose NOT to swim anywhere but my pool. No swimming to me down south meant gators.
     

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