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  1. goofydad621

    goofydad621 DIS Veteran

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    As anybody seen any Alligators at OKW or the waters between OKW and DTD?

    I would love to see some in the wild around the property.

    Anybody have pictures?

    Thanks
    Dave Goofydad Dionne
     
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  3. com_op_2000

    com_op_2000 DVC Member since '93

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    I have seen gators in WDW at:
    Palm and Magnolia Golf courses.
    Bay Lake while in a boat over past FWC.
    Trumbo Canal between PO and DL and between OKW and DTD.

    Also, be on the look out for the "Go Gators", they are all over the place and alot of fun to be around.
     
  4. cheer25mom

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    I always laugh when I see "gators" questions because they are literally everywhere along the Florida, Alabama, Misissippi, and Louisiana coasts. If it is an open body of water larger than a puddle, it has been, is currently, or will in the near future be occupied by a gator.


    ETA: sorry for the thumbs down. I keep doing that and I cannot figure out how???
     
  5. goofydad621

    goofydad621 DIS Veteran

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    That is what I have always heard but have never seen one in 20+ trips. I've seen snakes, hawks, armadillo , deer fox etc but never a gator lol
     
  6. fitzpa

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    We saw one a few weeks ago swimming in the Seven Seas Lagoon near the Grand Floridian. Its was really cool!
     
  7. bobbiwoz

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    I do not have pictures, but I have seen one in the water that the paddle boat in the MK travels in. We told a CM who said that it will be taken care of and they come there often.
     
  8. lovewdwdvc

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    Years ago we saw a couple of trained Disney employees pull a huge alligator out of the area where the paddle boat is too. It took them less than a minute start to finish. I am not sure where they went but they did it and disappeared quickly.
     
  9. beer dave

    beer dave Master of the obvious

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    LOL awesome response and sooo true.
     
  10. cheer25mom

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    Thanks. Having grown up on the coast we sort of take for granted that there WILL be gators in any pond/lake ect.
     
  11. goofydad621

    goofydad621 DIS Veteran

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    OK I am the OP so this is what is really bothering me:(

    I knew when i posted this that people would reply about gators being everywhere, kind of like people being in New Hampshire in the winter and complaining about the cold and the snow hey it's New Hampshire in the winter. BUT I have never seen a gator can't Disney pay somebody to train the alligators to come out at a regular time and place so I can see one in the wild? ;) you know kind of like the jungle cruise?
    ok just kidding but I really needed a chuckle this morning

    have a great disney day
     
  12. chepic

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    Sorry, no picture, they are all scrap booked, however, we have seen a gator at OKW once.
    Been to New Hampshire 40+ times and only seen a moose once!!! :) No picture of that, though.

    che
     
  13. goofydad621

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    :rotfl::rotfl:
    Too funny
    My daughter is still waiting to see her first moose but we only live about 50 miles north of Boston, we have a few around us but not that many.
     
  14. BEASLYBOO

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    Well I'm a Floridian, been to OWK maybe 30 times in the last 12-13 years and I've never seen one! I let my son and his buddies paddle boat in the canals, rent the 2 passenger speedracers, so far so good! All limbs still intact and accounted for!

    I think my worse fear on property is being attacked by those seagulls at MK, they are braisen! On several occasions I seen them swoop down and snag peoples hamburger buns!
     
  15. DisneyMotherOf2

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    Hi OP! Dover, NH here!!
     
  16. goofydad621

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    Hey neighbor

    Madbury here lol right next door
    are you really leaving of Disney tomorrow?

    Will have to chat when you have the time I love to find other Disers in the area.

    Have a great trip

    Dave Goofydad Dionne
     
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  18. cubsblue

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    We saw a gator in the water behind Fantasyland last year from the train. I would have to agree with BEASLYBOO, I am much more afraid of the gulls. I saw one take a whole chicken fillet from a teens hand the last time.
     
  19. Thumper_Man

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    Next time you post, scroll down and you will see Post Icons (right above the Submit Reply icon). You may have the thumbs down circle picked. Just change to No icon or other icon of your liking.

    Oh and I've never seen any gators around WDW. Saw a ton of them when we went to Kennedy Space Center.
     
  20. myzel

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    Haven't seen a 'gator at Disney since 04. However I did see 5 Moose Thursday in Ontario.
     
  21. DisneyMotherOf2

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    Another seacoaster yay! Yes we are heading to Disney tomorrow! :cheer2: Flying out of Manchester and it can't come soon enough! We're staying at BCV this trip. And I agree it's nice finding other Disers in the area. There's several from NH in the Mousejunkies FB group. It's free to join! :) Can never have too many Disney groups to participate in. ;) Talk soon! :thumbsup2
     

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