I hate the media.
Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was grabbed Tuesday night by an alligator, has been found dead. He was standing with his parents in one foot of water. The sign said “no swimming”. It’s hard to understand why alligators are in these lagoons. Why aren’t there warning signs. Where are the wildlife people? Florida needs to do something because these alligators are out of control.
The parents came from Nebraska for this dream trip to Disney. The father tried to save the baby but the gator dragged him under the water and drowned him.
I don’t know how you recover from this.
After this horrific tragedy in Orlando, Brook Baldwin of CNN asked animal expert, Tim Williams what the alligator was thinking.
BALDWIN: “There were signs, no swimming. I don’t know if there were no wildlife signs. I realize that when you come to Florida, Florida has a lot of gators. What do you think — if the child was walking around the periphery of this lagoon, it was nighttime, what would the gator be thinking?”
WILLIAMS: “Splashing is attractive to these animals. It could sound like some animal struggling in the water. They come over to see what it is. If they think they have a chance to take that animal, they will. So there’s a lot of things that play in on this.“