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Old 03-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #61
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A few years ago on one of the Disney tours a CM pointed out where a good sized gator sunned himself on the bank by Space Mountain. We saw him (or her) a few times since we were staying at BLT.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #62
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We were staying at WL in Oct. and had a balcony that overlooked the seating and pool area. We were outside on balcony and this lady was in a lounge chair with a snake right above her head on a rock. My daughter ran down to tell the husband (woman was asleep). He jumped up and smacked the ladies legs for her to get up. The snake fell on the ladies chair as she jumped up. She had that same spot all week but after that she stayed away from the rocks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #63
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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.
Last Oct we saw an alligator by a small pond near MK from the monorail. DH saw a little snake on his way back to our room from the food court. In all our stays at SOG I've only seen one. We did see and take a picture of the little one across from Tom Sawyers Island. He was hanging out along the walkway right at the smoking area.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #64
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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 03-25-2013, 12:15 AM   #65
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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.


HAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! THAT just happened.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #66
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Not sure why everyone's so scared of Gators ...

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:29 AM   #67
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Not sure why everyone's so scared of Gators ...

Most gators I've seen are in the shape of boots, purses and/or belts. Your example look much more fun though. bahahaha
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #68
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Not sure about Grand Floridian but we have seen gators around Shades of Green. They even have signs posted warning you about them.
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Well, I'm not too worried. I can't remember the last time I read "Fat chick eaten by gator while chomping on turkey legs and Dole Whips at Walt Disney World. Last heard humming 'Its a Small World' and teasing child about ghosts in the mansion." so I guess I'm safe.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #70
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Well, I'm not too worried. I can't remember the last time I read "Fat chick eaten by gator while chomping on turkey legs and Dole Whips at Walt Disney World. Last heard humming 'Its a Small World' and teasing child about ghosts in the mansion." so I guess I'm safe.
Lol!!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #71
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Saw a gator 10 years ago under the wooden walkways near the Liberty Belle dock. Wilderness Lodge guide told us they get gators and snakes from time to time.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:59 AM   #72
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Well, we did see two gators on our WDW trip! We were looking for them and my husband spotted both.

The first we could see while on the monorail in a small pond between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian, but on the side closer to the parking lots. We saw him sunning himself a couple different days there.

The other was on a golf course, right by a pond with golfers close-by. It was funny because I'd be willing to bet those golfers had no clue how close the gator was!

The best news is that we all still have all of our limbs. Muahaha!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #73
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Well, we did see two gators on our WDW trip! We were looking for them and my husband spotted both.

The first we could see while on the monorail in a small pond between the Polynesian and Grand Floridian, but on the side closer to the parking lots. We saw him sunning himself a couple different days there.

The other was on a golf course, right by a pond with golfers close-by. It was funny because I'd be willing to bet those golfers had no clue how close the gator was!The best news is that we all still have all of our limbs. Muahaha!
There's a reason why there are so many lost balls on the WDW golf courses. You DO NOT go hunting for your golf ball in the tall rough. You just don't!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #74
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Saw a gator in the river behind Beach Club, back by the quiet pool near BCV. He (she?) appeared to be eating turtles.
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Saw a gator in the river behind Beach Club, back by the quiet pool near BCV. He (she?) appeared to be eating turtles.
Turtles on the half shell??
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