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Old 06-16-16, 02:16 PM   #126
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Re: Alligator Grabs Child From Parent Without Asking For Permission

Some animal guy on Fox last night saying that gators have a natural fear of humans, and the gator probably thought it was a raccoon or some other small animal. Most likely why he didn't eat him. This guy seemed like he knew what the gator was thinking. If that's even possible.
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Old 06-16-16, 02:22 PM   #127
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yeah, i usually go down there for sans which is at the boardwalk/epcot area.
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Old 06-16-16, 02:26 PM   #128
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sans?
I always assume people are in my same profession.


It's an overpriced information security/cybersecurity conference that they have all over the place, the Orlando one is usually at the Swan and Dolphin. I've learned a good bit from them but mostly it's just nice to have an all expense paid trip to Orlando with a reasonable per diem for the week.
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Old 06-16-16, 02:33 PM   #129
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I always assume people are in my same profession.


It's an overpriced information security/cybersecurity conference that they have all over the place, the Orlando one is usually at the Swan and Dolphin. I've learned a good bit from them but mostly it's just nice to have an all expense paid trip to Orlando with a reasonable per diem for the week.
Nothing wrong with a free trip to the WDW area. Just don't wade into the water areas at night.

For what it's worth, those two hotels are not owned by Disney and will not be directly impacted by any of this.
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Old 06-16-16, 02:40 PM   #130
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Yeah -- I live in FL, know better than to be anywhere near bodies of water at night, or dawn or dusk (mosquitos) or during the day (amoebas, though to be fair those hit during the dawn, dusk and night too), we're like mini Australia here.

And I guess that's why those two hotels have dated so badly compared to the actual Disney ones.
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Old 06-16-16, 03:34 PM   #131
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Some animal guy on Fox last night saying that gators have a natural fear of humans, and the gator probably thought it was a raccoon or some other small animal. Most likely why he didn't eat him. This guy seemed like he knew what the gator was thinking. If that's even possible.
Which would explain the rather low numbers of gator attacks in that area, and possibly in general. Shark attacks, the same thing. Contrary to popular news reporting, animals tend to prey on other animals. Likewise, humans tend to prey on each other.
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Old 06-16-16, 04:37 PM   #132
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Disney will put more gator warning signs. Not sure if they will put a fence there.

I think they already killed four gators but were sitll looking for more.

I think Disney probably will stop letting people use the kayaks and tiny two-seat boats. Those are hard for the big boats to see anyway.
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Florida: America's Australia

Was just talking to the wife about our gator preparedness plan. Jump on the back and go for the eyes seemed to be the consensus.
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Old 06-16-16, 05:38 PM   #134
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Was just talking to the wife about our gator preparedness plan. Jump on the back and go for the eyes seemed to be the consensus.
Good luck with that...despite that cool scene in Live and Let Die, I daresay I would not try to walk on a row of gator's backs to get from point A to Point B, or hop on a gator and try to ride him like a cowboy (I think the second you got on their back the gator would just spin and spin trying to drown you so he/she could partake of your tasty flesh when convenient).
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Old 06-16-16, 06:20 PM   #135
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I know this is probably insensitive, but is it really necessary to find the child's remains inside a gator? Isn't it just better left to a grim imagining?
Ever see Jaws?

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Floridians definitely know that if there's water, there's probably a gator. You never let small kids or pets near the water's edge. Our neighbor found one in their swimming pool a couple weeks ago.
A small kid or a pet?

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Both. Typically not where the humans are.

They are there because birds hang out on the lakes. And idiots feed the birds...
... To the gators.

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Old 06-16-16, 06:23 PM   #136
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Because we all know sign work so well, they should post these to keep the gators out:

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Old 06-16-16, 06:25 PM   #137
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Or hire this guy to keep watch:

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Old 06-16-16, 06:25 PM   #138
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Was just talking to the wife about our gator preparedness plan. Jump on the back and go for the eyes seemed to be the consensus.
Punching them in nose would be your best bet. Most sensitive area.
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Old 06-16-16, 06:36 PM   #139
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Old 06-16-16, 07:26 PM   #140
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Or hire this guy to keep watch:

Except that he fucked up the first time. By the way, is it just me, or does she look really old to be the mother of that little kid?

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Old 06-16-16, 08:34 PM   #141
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By the way, is it just me, or does she look really old to be the mother of that little kid?
I think that every single time I watch that movie.
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Florida: America's Australia

Was just talking to the wife about our gator preparedness plan. Jump on the back and go for the eyes seemed to be the consensus.
Run in circles. They can be extremely fast when running straight, but they don't corner well.

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Good luck with that...despite that cool scene in Live and Let Die, I daresay I would not try to walk on a row of gator's backs to get from point A to Point B, or hop on a gator and try to ride him like a cowboy (I think the second you got on their back the gator would just spin and spin trying to drown you so he/she could partake of your tasty flesh when convenient).
I am not talking about jumping on every gator I see but if it had my daughter, I am going to fight at least as long as I can hold my breath. Rather it let the kid go and go after me.
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I applaud how this thread has taken the typical Otter turn, but not in a way that's disrespectful of the family.
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Old 06-17-16, 01:01 AM   #145
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I am not talking about jumping on every gator I see
I certainly hope not, you sicky person of reptilian fetishness.
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Old 06-17-16, 07:49 AM   #146
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Punching them in nose would be your best bet. Most sensitive area.
I thought that was for sharks.


Don't alligators go to sleep if you rub their belly? Yeah, I'd try that.
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You can always have another child. There are infinite children in this world. Just throw one at the alligator and run away.
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They should take the child away from gorilla mom and give him to this family. 2 problems solved.
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Old 06-17-16, 10:20 AM   #149
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Yeah, I can actually see the gator situation happening, the gorilla one was a complete lack of common sense.

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Yeah, I can actually see the gator situation happening, the gorilla one was a complete lack of common sense.

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