A shocking video shows Disney staff fighting an alligator near Disney's Splash Mountain
New details are surfacing following the death of Lane Graves, a two-year old boy who was snatched by an alligator along the shore of the 7 Seas Lagoon at Disney World in Orlando. The boy was dragged into the lagoon and pronounced dead after a 15-hour search turned up his body. The cause of death was drowning and traumatic injuries.
Reports have revealed, since the tragic incident, that residents at the nearby Bora Bora Suites, have been feeding the alligators that swim in the lagoon, prompting more and more gators to visit the area. Which many people argue lead to a major alligator problem for the Disney resorts, and the video below shows the seriousness of the issue.
In the video, a Disney employee is fighting off an alligator with a pole. What's extremely disturbing about the incident is that the gator is only a few feet away from one of the world's most popular water parks, Splash Mountain.
TMZ reports that Disney is applying temporary measures against the gators, including fencing off the 7 Seas Lagoon and erecting signs. Disney is attempting to provide long-term solutions to the alligator infestation issue, but until then, beaches have been closed.