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Old 03-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #46
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The entire Walt Disney World grounds are completely free of snakes, lizards, gators, and assorted creepy crawlies, with the exception of whatever they have in exhibits at AK.

Actually, if you look on YouTube, there are several videos of gators in various bodies of water. Disney takes care of them before they get too big though.

The following has an interesting picture of a gator in one of the bathrooms.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/...isney-property

This is one of the videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MIKzvlcp8
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #47
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #48
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Not the GF, but we saw a copperhead on the walking path at CBR.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #49
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Didn't read all the replies but I'm sure it's been mentioned that the WDW grounds are a protected area so gators and snakes are around and are removed if they become a danger. I've heard about an alligator in the MK parking lot and have seen a gator at POR. I also read a story about a boy who was bitten by a water moccasin snake in the bushes at POR and had to be hospitalized.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #50
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We were at MK about 2 months ago, riding the train. We came around the turn from Space Mtn, heading towards Main Street Station and you can see a retention pond near the small restricted CM parking lot where the guard gate is. There was a HUGE gator sunning on the bank. I was shocked he was just chilling like a villain with nobody coming to "relocate" him. we rode the train twice just to see him again. I am a born and raised Floridian and love gators, but I was surprised one that large (he was a good 7+ feet) was left to his own devices.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #51
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There was one seriously mean and nasty six-foot snake in a room DH and I shared with my sister and her husband in a second floor room at POR back when it was still Dixie Landings....

Fortunately my sister divorced that one though and we've not seen one at WDW since.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #52
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My Favorite WDW wildlife are the Otters in Bay Lake.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:08 AM   #53
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There was one seriously mean and nasty six-foot snake in a room DH and I shared with my sister and her husband in a second floor room at POR back when it was still Dixie Landings....

Fortunately my sister divorced that one though and that we've not seen one at WDW since.
Hahahahahahaha good one
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #54
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I saw an small (maybe 3 ft?) alligator in the water near the Flametree BBQ seating area. That section where you can look across the water at EE.

I saw a snake slither in EPCOT France from the "maze" garden to the benches towards the fountain next to Chefs de France restaurant. A castmember quickly stepped in and got it into a bag with the help of a broom. 2 women sitting on a bench had no idea it was heading towards them. Boy, did they move quick when all the gasps alerted them to the snake.
The castmember was very nonchalant about it, the whole scene was over in minutes.
I think I read somewhere that Disney will remove an alligator when it reaches 5 feet???
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When the plane starts landing we are all squishing our faces against the window to try spot gators in the waters on the way down. :-)
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Here is a baby 2 ft.one under my car one night at the GF ! Saw it as I approached my car and thought it was a cat ? Very fast !

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #57
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Woulda peed my pants if that ran under my car lol!
Very very cool
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:07 PM   #58
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Woulda peed my pants if that ran under my car lol!
Very very cool
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #59
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Ack on this thread ! I did read about a boy getting a bite from a snake in 2009 not long before our trip. I wouldn't let my kids even step in grass or touch flowers or the like. I was a wreck. Where I live we don't even have grass snakes let alone one that could kill us. For some reason a gator doesn't freak me out. Spiders and Snakes they are more like to hide and surprise me where as a gator who could eat us I'd prob see. I'll never complain about 7 foot snow banks and snow on the ground in May at times ever again!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #60
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We saw a snake in the pool at SOG a few years ago. I can tell you it was big and black, but I didn't get close enough to see it any better than that! Two guys were working on getting it out and it took them quite a while to catch it. That taught me to always check the pool before getting in!
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