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Stopping gators from getting to water is kinda like trying to stop the tide from coming in.. good luck with that.
To the people that think gators should be hunted to extinction... look at the list of fatal gator attacks and get your priorities right... there is a laundry list of things that could kill a child before you reach the danger of a gator attack.
You cannot remove a top level predator from an eco-system without a cascade effect through the entire area, I am sorry the kid died, but gators are about as far down the list of potential killers in Florida as you can get.
If Disney created this beach, how did an alligator get in it?
Alligators have inhabited Florida's marshes, swamps, rivers and lakes for many centuries, and are found in all 67 counties. In recent years, Florida has experienced tremendous human population growth. Many residents seek waterfront homes, and increasingly participate in water-related activities. This can result in more frequent alligator-human interactions, and a greater potential for conflict.
In the past 10 years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has received an average of nearly 16,000 alligator-related complaints per year. Most of these complaints deal with alligators occurring in places such as backyard ponds, canals, ditches and streams, but other conflicts occur when alligators wander into garages, swimming pools and golf course ponds. Sometimes, alligators come out of the water to bask in the sun or move between wetlands. In many cases, if left alone, these alligators will eventually move on to areas away from people.
* Be aware of the possibility of alligators when you are in or near fresh or brackish water. Bites may occur when people do not pay close enough attention to their surroundings when working or recreating near water.
* Do not swim outside of posted swimming areas or in waters that might be inhabited by large alligators
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
They can also easily section off the beach area in the water up to a certain point with underwater fencing and monitoring the area close to shore. On the people side of the fence.
originally posted by: veracity
a reply to: Irishhaf
if they do it twice a year now, then once a month is expected for Disney in my opinion.