Witnessed a crime scene at EPCOT!

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by GatorMommy2007, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Ds4angels

    Ds4angels Mouseketeer

    Nov 24, 2012
    That's funny about the squirrels, what smart little critters!!
    When I bought my funnel cake at Epcot the lady warned me not to eat it out in the open as the seagulls will swoop down and steal it right off the plate:furious: Lucky for us there was a table w/ an umbrella close by
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  3. sarahlovesmickey

    sarahlovesmickey <font color=darkorchid>I could probably make Shake

    Mar 9, 2006
    this thread has me cracking up!!!! Squirrels and birds can be so naughty!!! LOL Now I'm going to be paranoid when we have our stroller down there.
  4. Maleficent53

    Maleficent53 Have fun storming the castle...

    Aug 24, 2011
    This made me laugh out loud! :lmao: I wonder if they prefer snickers or if that was the easiest to grab and go?
  5. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    That was one of the issues we had with that group of people at AK. And thank goodness I had it quotes. :)
  6. BuzzNwoodY0824

    BuzzNwoodY0824 Mouseketeer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Those squirrels in Epcot are funny animals. One played dead for me when I was down in January. I was playing with him and petting him. And mind you I had no food to give him or anything. They are awfully cleaver animals in that park lol
  7. Crystal824

    Crystal824 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2008
    About 3 years ago, we were on our way into the Land pavilion when stroller parking was just outside of that pavilion along the walkway. There was a squirrel on a stroller that chewed through a backpack and got a bag of goldfish. He was sitting there on the stroller eating the goldfish. We took a pic. He didn't really care that we were taking pictures; he just kept eating.
  8. pbrim

    pbrim Mouseketeer

    Jun 19, 2009
    I was mugged by a squirrel once, but not at Disney. The university my husband went to had a lot of squirrels used to being fed by the students. One time I was sitting on a low wall, waiting for him, with a candy bar in my purse on the wall next to me.

    A squirrel came and begged from the sidewalk. I ignored him. He got up on the wall next to me and begged again. I ignored him. He went over next to the purse and begged a third time, and was ignored again. Well, no more Mr. Nice Squirrel! He started digging through my purse to find the candy bar. I grabbed the purse by the strap and tried to shake him off, and he bared his teeth and barked at me. I backed off and let him be. He scattered my purse's contents about until he found the candy bar and carried it off.

    Frankly, I'd rather they take my stuff when I'm not around than threaten me!
  9. boiledpeanut

    boiledpeanut Mouseketeer

    Jan 24, 2012
    At MK last feb we were standing by the construction wall at Fantasyland. My husband was holding a cookie and bent over to help our DS. Bird snatched the cookie right out of his hand!!
  10. Jasonkat

    Jasonkat Mouseketeer

    Nov 15, 2012
    Back home we shoot squirrels. Maybe they should relax the "no firearms" rule at WDW.

    mmmmm....Squirrel Stew! :stir:
  11. ars0525

    ars0525 DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2011
    My biggest fear is one of those furry rats running up my leg. :faint:

    At HS outside Idol it almost happened. I tried to get away, the squirrel kept coming at me, I started dodging & shrieking, my mom about fell over laughing. I didn't even have any food! I was just trying to enter the building.

    Last trip in Epcot outside the American Adventure we were having a frozen lemonade & waiting for the show. Those larger white crane looking birds were lurking around. Of course a moron throws some turkey meat at one so now all 3 get into a scramble over it & are getting more aggressive trying to approach other people. I exited the area quickly.

    I just don't trust when they stop moving & start eyeing me up. I feel like the goat in Jurassic Park.
  12. ChristaDeVil

    ChristaDeVil DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2008
    I have nothing to add except that this is one of my favorite threads on this board and has totally made my day!
  13. kimlooman

    kimlooman Mouseketeer

    Feb 11, 2003
    My husband was eating a piece of pizza while walking down the Boardwalk and a seagull actually flew down and snatched the pizza out of his hands! Of course the pizza was too heavy for the bird to fly with so it fell to the ground. It was crazy, but really funny!
  14. Mariannekay

    Mariannekay Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same a

    Jan 18, 2008
    My BIL was buying some of those yummy pecans from the carts at MK when he was approached by a hungry squirrel. As he was getting cash out of his wallet, the squirrel came closer and put a paw on BIL's leg waiting to be fed. It quickly ran off after BIL noticed it and started screaming like a little girl!
  15. jfahome

    jfahome DIS Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    We had almost the same thing as well. We were in the Land and came out to find a squirrel in our stroller basket eating a pb&j still in original wrapper…or well it was. My daughter was so upset. Later in the day when back at our resort we told the cashier what had happened, just in conversation while buying a new sandwich..and she gave it to us at no charge! Was so sweet..I wasn't even asking for it. Very nice :) Daughter was happy…Mommy was happy!
  16. bethbuchall

    bethbuchall <font color=deeppink>Had to make sure she was in D

    Jul 10, 2003
    We saw a man feeding a squirrel nuts one day when we were watching Off Kilter. He seemed like he might be a regular, so I guess the squirrels are used to being fed there.
  17. Spoonces

    Spoonces Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2010
    How do you catch a Unique Squirrel?
    U-Nique up on it...

    How do you catch a Tame Squirrel?
    Tame Way...

    Sorry, had to say it, too many years as a CubMaster. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

    Oh, and many birds are carnivorous. Hawks, eagles and most raptors eat mice, lizards, snakes. The Ibis and Egrets (the white birds) that are so common at the Disney parks will eat the lizards, fish and most any meat offered to them. They would far prefer meat over bread any day. Gulls will eat anything they can get a hold of.
  18. Jen0504

    Jen0504 Mouseketeer

    Aug 6, 2009
    We caught this little fella stealing some hashrounds from BurgerKing outside of Figment several years ago. :rotfl:


  19. GatorMommy2007

    GatorMommy2007 Mouseketeer

    Sep 25, 2010
    So funny to hear all of your stories of the bandits of Disney! What a life, to be an animal in the World!
  20. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

    Aug 26, 1999
    I'm grateful most of the little bandits at WDW are squirrels, and not the rat I saw near the DVC pavilion in Adventureland! That rat was huge, and not related to Mickey at all. Shudder!
  21. Disney Fool

    Disney Fool <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Nov 15, 1999
    You sure it wasn't Mickey?

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