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Old 05-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #31
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It's posts like this that keep me from moving to Orlando.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #32
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My oldest dd saw a water moccasin snake walking from BC to DHS.

WOW!! Did you get a picture of that?

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. That really gave me a chuckle.
I was wondering why it didn't take the boat.

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #33
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Thanks for the reminder. I live in an area with rattlers, cottonmouths, and copperheads, but you get into a resort with nice landscapping and pretty music and you forget that it's in the middle of a freakin marsh. The buildings may be disney but the wildlife is just that WILD!

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #34
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Wow something you never think about is having to worry about snakes at Disney. I do understand that we are in Florida, but it's so easy to forget that there are dangers every where, yes even Disney.
The parks and resorts are so noisy, it's the last thing I would think a snake would go where the nosie is.

Thanks for sharing and reposting, I'm sure that you are helping us all remember to be careful while at Disney.

Thank goodness your son is okay.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:00 PM   #35
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Thanks again for sharing...a great reminder about safety!
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:05 PM   #36
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Wow, what a terrible experience! Who knew this could happen at a Disney resort-- I know I never would have suspected it. Glad everyone is okay.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:12 PM   #37
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OMG - are there snakes in January?
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:12 PM   #38
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I am so glad your son is ok. The poor little guy. Thank you so much for reposting your story. I, too, missed it the first time. I wouldn't have thought twice about going into shrubbery in WDW. Thanks to your post, many will be much safer. Tell your son thanks for being our hero.

When we were at WL, a black snake quickly slithered through the pool water and then disappeared near the bridge. The pool was cleared in less than a minute, but I can see now, that anything could have happened. Not sure what kind of snake it was, but it was scary.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:44 PM   #39
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Thank you for posting and I am so glad your son was okay. I will be showing this post to my children before our trip. That is just so scary!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by ScrapperBelle View Post
First of all, I'm glad your son is ok. Thank you for posting this.

A couple of years ago we were at POR and the water was a little low, so alot of the cypress knees were exposed at the edge of the river. There were some kids playing on them (which is dangerous anyway, even without snakes!). Two men were sitting on the sidewalk. I assumed they were the dads. I said something to kids about watching out for snakes and the dads pretty much told me to mind my own business.

I live in Louisiana and it's pretty common for us to deal with these critters. I'm terrified of them, so I avoid all areas where they could be lurking. Maybe I shouldn't be telling other people's kids what to do, but it just really scared me that those kids were playing in such a dangerous place.
Nah, you did the right thing...some kids manage to make it to adulthood in spite of their parents, not because of them. There are some pretty stupid people out there. Just because the parents are itching for a Darwin award doesn't mean that the kids want one too(for those who don't know, Darwin awards are given to those who die doing something stupid).

And, God forbid, if something had happened to those kids,I'd bet money that the parents would be chomping at the bit to sue Disney.

OP, glad your little boy is OK-what a brave kid!
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Oh my - that is enough to keep me from ever considering the CBR! Too many snake stories there.

This year we stayed at the FW cabins and I saw a black snake on the main path by Pioneer Hall - I was so surprised to see one that close to so many people and activity. Probably a water snake?

The DHS story kind of freaked me out too...I would never expect one in a park!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:35 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by arcticdisneylovers View Post
OMG - are there snakes in January?
If it is cold, they may be hibernating, but if it warms up (and I have been in January when it was 80 degrees), they can be out and moving.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #43
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I'm so sorry that happened on your vacation, and so glad that your son is OK. I live on the SC coast and we see snakes here all the time. We will be on the lookout for them at WDW on our next vacation. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #44
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I think I need to educate myself on Florida snakes to feel more secure again. Thank you for sharing........from someone who won't walk past a garter snake!!
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Poor guy. Glad everything turned out fine. Thanks a lot for posting this. I never would've thought about snakes at WDW!
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