This is a satellite view of the Captain Hook ship and lagoon where the little boy was captured and eaten by a crocodile in Disney World Florida this week. The child was on the fake ‘beach’ and there is this swimming pool setup with a much murkier lagoon on the other side of the pirate ship display. Authorities are still looking for the big brute that took the child away but unlike the recent tame gorilla that was shot after a child entered his habitat display, in this case, the crocodile was hunting for prey and most likely ate the child and they will kill some crock, somewhere, to reassure visitors.
Florida is totally flat as we can see here. The pirate ship’s masts can be seen next to the hotel surrounded by palm trees. There are lots of fences around the roads and hotel to keep out wild life but this doesn’t work too hot. Now, this hotel is in the spirit of Peter Pan and they put on Peter Pan and the Pirates shows there:
Disney had this thing with crocodiles:
But he wasn’t and isn’t alone:
And here is a theme zoo that puts visitors in this diving thing so they can be menaced by crocodiles that can’t eat them and alas, can’t eat the guys running this zoo:
Disney will probably be sued and settle out of court. On the other hand, they are powerful and connected and might defy the family that was victimized. Also, this happened at night when gators can stealthily shuffle around the place. I grew up around very dangerous wildlife and we even had a poisonous Gila Monster for a pet and when I left home, my father said he was going to release the Monster and when he tipped over the cage to let him out, the Gila Monster chased my dad around the ranch before my father could run inside and slam the door.
I was totally nuts to keep one for a pet. He never bit me and probably was friendlier than the average pit bull. I must say, Disney doesn’t keep gators for pets so we can’t blame them for this.
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