Snake in Resort Room?

Discussion in 'Resort Community Threads & Photo-Video' started by 2disneyboys, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Sparrow624

    Sparrow624 "I believe as many as six impossible things before

    Jun 1, 2011
    'll see if I can find the pictures, but back in 2011 DW and I stayed at one of the GF outer building rooms overlooking the lake. Got some great pictures of an aligator swimming by and what I believe was a water moccasin swiming along the rocks on the shoreline.

    It is Florida and snakes are everywherejust expect it.

    Heck, we have rattle snakes on the campus of the high school I work at in North Carolina. Someone comes and gets one every other month or so.
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  3. mtfarlin

    mtfarlin Mouseketeer

    Mar 19, 2008
    About 3 yrs ago I was at Disney's Winter Summerland miniture golf and a large black snake slithered across the path in front of me and into the bushes. Well from that time on everytime I went to get my ball out of the cup, I looked into the hole to make sure my golf ball was the only thing in there:):):):) First and only time I have only seen a snake in the Parks....
  4. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Atention People of Earth, I come in Peace

    Apr 2, 2012
    As for the gators, one was spotted last spring/summer-ish in the retaining pond outside the Beach Club Villas. After he was caught the gator was interviewed and stated that he was staying at BCV on points and that snakes were the only thing on his Disney Dining plan.

    The way I look at it, the two, Snakes and gators, cancel each other out, so now all we have to worry about is the Love Bugs....

  5. twotoohappy

    twotoohappy <font color=red>Lovin' Pete!<br><font color=teal>I

    Aug 30, 2003
    We've seen water moccasins (wide flat head) several times at BCV. We just call the front desk and they come and get it. At VWL, I told my dd that I was surprised that Disney would leave a hose in the middle of the walkway. Yup, it was a huge black racer!
  6. Tinker17

    Tinker17 Earning My Ears

    Nov 1, 2012
    OMG, I should NOT have opened this Disney in 2 days....CBR.
  7. 2Tiggies

    2Tiggies DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2009
    First post and straight into the snake thread :lmao: Welcome :goodvibes
  8. Pixiedust34

    Pixiedust34 <font color=blue>It's like I'm stuck in a music ti

    Jun 23, 2005
    Do you mean a black garden snake? We saw 2 of those at POFQ. One was dead (looked like it may have been a golf cart road kill) and the other was very much alive, near the courtyard where they show movies at night. :scared1: We saw it during the day, slithering near the building.
  9. LisaTC

    LisaTC DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thank you Fuzzlekins (love that name) I stated similar stats a few pgs back. Don't try and catch a snake and you will lower your risk 99%, trust me. The black racers you see are excellent to keep away mice, voles, moles & rats. Give me a snake over a rat anyday! I would not worry. While it is startling to see something slither away, they are RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU! Think about that. You are a big scary human. They don't want you. They want a nice chipmunk.

    Black racers are not the same as black rat snakes Pixiedust34...very similar, both can grow long, but the heads are bit different. BOTH, however, are interested in one thing and one thing only, getting away from HUMANS and finding a nice mouse lunch!
  10. kruegeme

    kruegeme Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2005
    Thought I would share a couple of pics of the one we saw at MK on 12/2/12. We just took a picture of the kids by the wall next to Sleepy Hollow with the castle in the background when I looked down at the water. Surprise, surprise. He was catching some rays.


  11. Princess Katherine

    Princess Katherine The Yeti's Girlfriend

    Jul 22, 2012
    Never seen one before in our room at the Poly, but if I did I would be delighted to have a snake. Though, on our way to the Magic Kingdom one morning I spotted a cottonmouth at the GF. Thought it was a stick. :confused3
  12. Therinian

    Therinian My pants are too dangerous!

    Jan 5, 2007
    I like the little lizards; I used to see them all over the train display in Germany, and thought it was cool. :cool2:

    I have never seen a snake on WDW property, but now... I'll be looking for them everywhere (and will probably find them)! :scared:

    As for gators, I'm really surprised to read the stories about them in the water parks; maybe I'm naive, but I thought Disney had a better handle on that, because gators (no matter what size) in the parks can't be good for business. :confused3

    Still, I'll be requesting a second floor stay during my next visit (and beyond). ;)
  13. MichelleWDWfan

    MichelleWDWfan Mouseketeer

    Jan 25, 2013
    I've never seen a snake at I will be looking for them LOL

    Can't imagine finding one in my room :scared1: ugh!

    The snake in the contemproary room boggles the mind.
    How did it get up to the 4th floor undetected LOL? :eek:
  14. madzy

    madzy Mouseketeer

    May 15, 2010
    Last May we stayed at SSR. We were walking back towards the Springs from the Paddock pool when my 8 yeard old son stepped on what he thought was a piece of black rope/string. He quickly realized it wasn't a rope or string once it started moving. We couldn't get back to our room fast enough.
  15. pookie10

    pookie10 Looking for my Prince....again :(

    Aug 3, 2011
    I have never seen a snake at Disney..........................

    Oh wait............. I have never been lol
  16. John Paul

    John Paul 42 Wallaby Way

    Mar 28, 2006
    Haven't had one in our room but did have one in the Dudley Doo Right flume at Universal. He was curled up in the floor where your feet go!
  17. barnhijl

    barnhijl Earning My Ears

    Jan 15, 2013
    I hope my mom never sees this thread she will not come with us :rotfl:

    she is terrified of snakes.

    we saw a turtle in the water once... it was a pretty big turtle. but that's it lol.
  18. WINTER

    WINTER DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2000
  19. illuminatedillusions

    illuminatedillusions Earning My Ears

    Jun 11, 2011
  20. Alice Sr.

    Alice Sr. BWV 1998 BCV 2002 SSR 2006 AKL 2008

    Apr 26, 2000
    They are wild in nature and some can be territorial or aggressive if frightened.

    I have seen:
    One little guy the size of a skinny pencil at the OKW main pool. I don't even know how he survived to get in the middle of the chair area.

    one 12+/-" on the path to Epcot from the back side of BCV

    one big dude crossing the street (really the entrance to the parking area) in front of a bus I was on heading into TL

    one 4 foot at the BWV quiet pool and the guy they sent to get it was terrified of it, it headed to the bushes by some poor family's patio (and their door was open). He didn't even go tell them to shut the door before he went to find someone to help him and they had a toddler. They came out a little later so I told them. Really couldn't believe that one.

    Darn - hope I haven't jinxed myself and can forget about this thread before I go next week.
  21. ColonelHathi

    ColonelHathi Mouseketeer

    Jan 27, 2012
    When I worked at WDW in '95 on the Jungle Cruise there was a Black Cottonmouth Moccasin that dropped down from a tree and onto the top of a boat. Scared the beeswax out of the skipper, he bumped it off the awning... The rest of us were fascinated, and maybe a little nervous about venturing into the Amazon for a while... LOTS of vegitation so snakes are somewhat common, just not dropping down on the boats... :scared1:

    We also had to shut down the JC one morning to relocate a small 3 ft alligator to a more suitable home outside of the MK - I think he was moved to Bay Lake if I remember correctly? I remember seeing his little head floating in the water back were we stored the boats, so cool.

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