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Old 09-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #61
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This sounds fishy to me. PeterPanic had some good points plus a ride CM said that they never heard of this.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #62
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I read the Orlando Sentinel almost daily.
How did this INCIDENT not make the news, especially with social media.
Sorry, I'm not biting right now.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #63
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Snopes said these things happen all the time - fake scare stories, that is.

It's amazing that it's always he said/she said stories and never the 'real' person saying anything, showing pics, etc. that this is supposedly happening to. I'm not that gullible a person.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #64
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I was on ToT and after the first drop, I felt something land in my lap on my arm. I grabbed it with my other hand as we went up, and I am not kidding when I say - I FELT LITTLE LEGS (or possibly FEET??) GRAB MY ARM AND TRY NOT TO BE PULLED OFF OF IT.

I didn't even look to see what it was, I threw it forward as hard as I could. We were in the dark at the time and I still didn't see what it was. It wasn't as big as a mouse, but if it was a spider it was a BIIIG spider!

Never forgot it.

Edited to add - whoa, sounds like another story on page 3!!! Watch out on ToT!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #65
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Well, I guess they'll have to rename it "Snake Mountain."
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #66
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How about we all remember that we live in this thing called the 'real world', and there are all sorts of unusual and unexpected insects/reptiles/amphibians/etc. around any possible corner or turn.

It's just a part of the world we live in. You know, the real one!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #67
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I was on ToT and after the first drop, I felt something land in my lap on my arm. I grabbed it with my other hand as we went up, and I am not kidding when I say - I FELT LITTLE LEGS (or possibly FEET??) GRAB MY ARM AND TRY NOT TO BE PULLED OFF OF IT.

I didn't even look to see what it was, I threw it forward as hard as I could. We were in the dark at the time and I still didn't see what it was. It wasn't as big as a mouse, but if it was a spider it was a BIIIG spider!

Never forgot it.

Edited to add - whoa, sounds like another story on page 3!!! Watch out on ToT!!!
Holy sweet moly Zehn, were you on at the same time as me??? Bc whatever was in my hand tried to hold on for dear life too, and I flung it as hard as I could too!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #68
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I was on ToT and after the first drop, I felt something land in my lap on my arm. I grabbed it with my other hand as we went up, and I am not kidding when I say - I FELT LITTLE LEGS (or possibly FEET??) GRAB MY ARM AND TRY NOT TO BE PULLED OFF OF IT.

I didn't even look to see what it was, I threw it forward as hard as I could. We were in the dark at the time and I still didn't see what it was. It wasn't as big as a mouse, but if it was a spider it was a BIIIG spider!

Never forgot it.

Edited to add - whoa, sounds like another story on page 3!!! Watch out on ToT!!!
Oh man, now that I've read 2 stories like this I'm going to keep imagining something has fallen on me when I'm on ToT! (I do tend to have bad spider luck so I'm betting one actually will fall on me anyway)
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #69
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I read the Orlando Sentinel almost daily.
How did this INCIDENT not make the news, especially with social media.
Sorry, I'm not biting right now.
I'm not really buying it, either.

But, with HIPPA, I don't think hospitals go out of their way to issue press releases, and Disney would rather say nothing publically about any injury.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #70
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Oh man, now that I've read 2 stories like this I'm going to keep imagining something has fallen on me when I'm on ToT! (I do tend to have bad spider luck so I'm betting one actually will fall on me anyway)
I wouldn't worry too much, I've been on ToT countless times and it's only happened once! You would definitely know if this thing had fallen on you, it PLOPPED on my lap
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #71
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I wouldn't worry too much, I've been on ToT countless times and it's only happened once! You would definitely know if this thing had fallen on you, it PLOPPED on my lap
I'm just going to have to keep telling myself about the millions of people this hasn't happened to!
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i one time got hit by a penny on the TOT thats almost the same thing as a snake right?
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #73
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The vast majority of snakes that are native to the US slither on the ground. Snakes can climb trees but they use their scales against the bark. They wouldn't have that rough surface on the metal of SM. I was skeptical when I read the OP. While I believe there have been snakes inside of the SM building, I don't really believe this story. Wouldn't this also have been reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife? I also am pretty sure that this would have been something that CM's and guests would have been aware of and this wouldn't be the first and only report. Call me skeptical, but some stories just don't ring true to me.

Besides, what mother would show pics of her son like that? Plus, what college age kid would send his mom those pics? None I know.
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The vast majority of snakes that are native to the US slither on the ground. Snakes can climb trees but they use their scales against the bark. They wouldn't have that rough surface on the metal of SM. I was skeptical when I read the OP. While I believe there have been snakes inside of the SM building, I don't really believe this story. Wouldn't this also have been reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife? I also am pretty sure that this would have been something that CM's and guests would have been aware of and this wouldn't be the first and only report. Call me skeptical, but some stories just don't ring true to me.

Besides, what mother would show pics of her son like that? Plus, what college age kid would send his mom those pics? None I know.
Not saying the story is true, but snakes can definitely climb metal surfaces.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #75
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Relieved that many think this is not true! !But now I'm disturbed by the spider & scorpion story. Worrying about these creatures is the last thing I want to do on my trip! At least we go in the winter when maybe not so many creepy crawlies are out, right? I just need to put this thread out of my mind.
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