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Old 07-20-2013, 05:43 AM   #106
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I think that the resort where the child was bitten was Pop Century. I also hate it when people say "It's Florida. You can expect to see snakes." I do think that Disney can do a better job controlling the population of snakes around the property. I just don't like the idea that it's Florida so you just have to share your vacation with a snake. I live near New Orleans. When visitors get shot or robbed, we don't say "Well, you decided to vacation in New Orleans. You should have known you'll get shot or robbed at least once."
I have to agree with PP, I think it was CBR.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:34 AM   #107
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I have to agree with PP, I think it was CBR.
Yes, it was CBR.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:16 AM   #108
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I thought those were rat trap boxes...maybe it was snake traps...Ewww !!
Ok - so what do these traps look like? I guess I have never noticed them!

And it was CBR. B/c we stayed there just a few weeks after I read that post and I was the hysterical mom who wouldn't let my kids step even a centimeter off the sidewalk, and about had a heart attack each time we walked by bushes.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #109
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I think that the resort where the child was bitten was Pop Century. I also hate it when people say "It's Florida. You can expect to see snakes." I do think that Disney can do a better job controlling the population of snakes around the property. I just don't like the idea that it's Florida so you just have to share your vacation with a snake. I live near New Orleans. When visitors get shot or robbed, we don't say "Well, you decided to vacation in New Orleans. You should have known you'll get shot or robbed at least once."
But realize Disney World is a nature preserve. That's why I was surprised when the Cast Member killed the non-venomous snake that started this whole thread. Disney will usually just relocate the animal to another location not so close to humans. However, animals tend to move around quite a bit so they'll be back.

At least the OP said the Cast Member realized he shouldn't have killed the snake since it wasn't venomous.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #110
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I think that the resort where the child was bitten was Pop Century. I also hate it when people say "It's Florida. You can expect to see snakes." I do think that Disney can do a better job controlling the population of snakes around the property. I just don't like the idea that it's Florida so you just have to share your vacation with a snake. I live near New Orleans. When visitors get shot or robbed, we don't say "Well, you decided to vacation in New Orleans. You should have known you'll get shot or robbed at least once."
That is like saying someone visits the bayou, and complains about the gators, and you agree they should be better managed.

Reducing the snake population would mean an increase in rats and mice and other really icky things. Not a trade off I would want to make.

Not to mention, there have been 2 problems with snakes reported over the last how many years? Seems they do a good enough job of handling them already.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #111
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oh my goodness. I shouldn't have opened this.
Big ditto!!! I was terrified to open this thread for fear there would be a picture. I haven't read thru the entire thing but I don't even think I can. I am petrified of snakes.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #112
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That is like saying someone visits the bayou, and complains about the gators, and you agree they should be better managed.

Reducing the snake population would mean an increase in rats and mice and other really icky things. Not a trade off I would want to make.

Not to mention, there have been 2 problems with snakes reported over the last how many years? Seems they do a good enough job of handling them already.
Despite my fears, I agree. It was built on a swamp-what can you do? But I could never, ever, live in Florida for this reason.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #113
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We just returned from 11 days in the Happiest Place on Earth! Saw LOTs of wildlife this trip including:

A Large Hawk at POR
A Small Gator at POR
A Medium Snake at BC near International Gateway
Lots of lizards, bunnies, birds, ducks, etc
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #114
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SCARY!! Sounds like Disney did the right thing though!
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #115
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We've seen a few different creatures at WDW:

--A rat at Pop.
--A snake at Pop.
--A snake in the TL lazy river...the "lazy river" became the "run and scream for your life river"
--Two alligators in the Rivers of America

I would have died to find a snake in my room!
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #116
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I have requested a first floor patio in November during our stay at the Poly, never even crossed my mind to watch out for snakes but surely will be on the lookout after seeing this tread now.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #117
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My dd saw a large black snake at the BC, near the main doors that go out to the pool. I was taking a picture and she went to sit on the planters in the middle, and there is was.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #118
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I there a time of year when snakes are more or less active? Are you more apt to see them in the winter (cold) or summer (hot)?
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Oh my...I am so afraid of snakes and we are going to POP in August. I am so THANKFUL I requested not to have a ground level room. Please no snakes in my room or anywhere near it!!!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #120
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I there a time of year when snakes are more or less active? Are you more apt to see them in the winter (cold) or summer (hot)?
much more likely to see them in summer. they usually don't hibernate in the winter in the south, especially in florida where it doesn't get very cold, but they are a lot less active (it's called "brumation") and will sometimes come out on sunny/warmer days.
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