Witnessed a crime scene at EPCOT!

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

  1. theatermouse

    theatermouse Mouseketeer

    Jan 22, 2009
    I saw one of Mickey's cousins at DHS last May in one of the stores. They ushered me outside (I was the only one in there & told them about seeing it) while they tried to get rid of it. He was a big guy!!
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  3. Alice Sr.

    Alice Sr. BWV 1998 BCV 2002 SSR 2006 AKL 2008

    Apr 26, 2000
    :rotfl: One of the funniest stories I have ever heard.
  4. My2Qtz0205

    My2Qtz0205 DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Laughed out loud! Awesome!

    Last week a friend of mine came out of the Land Pavilion to find a note written on her box of Nilla Wafers: "Do NOT eat! Squirrel ate some." She thought it was funny, and nice of the Good Samaritan to let her know.
  5. marie1981

    marie1981 Mouseketeer

    Aug 8, 2008
    I also saw a squirrel running into a store at AK. He went directly in the candy dept. The CM said there is nothing they can do, they keep coming....

    It was in the store in Dinoland.. I do have a picture... Hope I can find it !
  6. Sparkie

    Sparkie DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2007
    This didnt happen at Disney but on a Carnival cruise several years ago-

    We were docked in Cozumel. We had just gotten our food from the breakfast buffet line and went to sit in the dining area outside. A lady put her plate of bacon and eggs on a table near us but left the plate to go back inside to get something. In the half a second that she turned her back, about 50 seagulls swooped in and devoured the entire plate of bacon and eggs. There were birds divebombing the plate and little bits of scrambled eggs flying off the plate like paint being splattered. What was even more amusing was the look on the lady's face when she returned. The birds were gone but she was staring at an empty breakfast plate.... it was that deer in the headlights look.... :laughing:
  7. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2011
    You gotta love Florida wildlife.

    I will second those crazy white cranes near the turkey legs at AK. My son is terrified of them after we we were surrounded by them. Quite frankly, we had about about 10 closing in on us in a circle and it was scaring the crap out of me. Enough to make me not buy turkey legs from that stand anymore lol.

    And this has nothing to do with Disney or food but my husband works at a resort right on 192 around the Disney area and about 2 months ago....and we are talking broad daylight in a busy parking lot for no reason whatsoever....he had a freaking alligator under his car, lmao. It was a small one. Couldn't have done much more than nip at an ankle or bite off a toe, but still...He was like...wth?! Just thought I'd add that to brighten your day.

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  8. Cinderpamela

    Cinderpamela DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    Good point PinkBudgie! DLR cats are on patrol and keeping the parks "squirrel crime" free.

    Next WDW trip we are gonna be on the lookout!
  9. dawnn12

    dawnn12 Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2008
    not just a florida thing have you ever been to the boardwalk in nj? watch for those stupid seagulls.
  10. crickee

    crickee Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2002
    A number of years ago we were staying at Caribbean Beach and loved to eat our breakfast in the courtyard of our building. One morning we watched a crow working away at a pizza box that someone left on top of the waste bin the night before. I know I should have shooed him away, but it was amazing to watch him figure out how to open the box. Unfortunately he opened it only to find it was empty. He was not a happy bird.
  11. Harlemgirl720

    Harlemgirl720 DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2007
    I saw a lady get tagged teamed by two seagulls at MK years ago. She had an ice cream. The first seagull came from the front and while she was trying to shoo him off, the second one came from behind with the swoop down. Knocked the ice cream out of her hand. Determined little critters.

    As Nigel stated in Finding Nemo.....they're like rats with wings. :lmao:
  12. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

    Oct 26, 2000
    Disney actually paid money and had an expert at FW for several years to encourage these birds.

    My opinion - cats would be better - they would definitely discourage the birds and squirrels - but unlike birds - cats like to eat in save places - so no blood and guts in front of the kids.

    sometimes happen not sure what - but Disney got rid of her - or at least moved her - she is no longer at Disney world.

    or even a guy w/dog
  13. LaurLaur04

    LaurLaur04 Mouseketeer

    Feb 22, 2010
    I've always read in books that Disney has hundreds of feral cats roaming the property to keep the mice population!
  14. iheartdisney

    iheartdisney DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2005
    Disneyland does. They do reports on the news every so often. The feral cat population at DLR are spayed and tagged and given regular vet care.
  15. Shellandscott

    Shellandscott Earning My Ears

    Oct 27, 2007
    We were "attacked" during the Nemo show back in 2008. Something ate thru my outer pouch of my back pack that was on the stroller to get the food inside. Right by the zipper, ruined the back pack as now it does not zip. :(
  16. Radiorox

    Radiorox Live from the city of Magic.

    Aug 13, 2011
    In Feb I was taking the Ferry from TTC to MK... I love going upstairs and standing by the railing looking out. Before we left, there were birds EVERYWHERE near the Ferry. Of course, some people found it cute that they were "begging" and started tossing them food. This went on for a bit and the birds kept coming closer and closer, even landing on the railing waiting for more goodies until a CM told the other guests not to feed them because they will get very aggressive.

    Some people just don't follow directions and continued to toss food when the CM wasn't looking. So, They kept following the boat all the way across the lake and swooping down VERY close to our heads. The entire boat ride, I kept looking over head praying I wouldn't get a surprise dropped from above.

    A few years ago over by Frontierland where the Turkey Legs are. There was a crane just hanging around looking rather interested at family of four and their 4-5 year old enjoying her turkey leg. It kept getting closer and closer, even hopping up next to where she was sitting trying to steal it from her until a CM who saw that, shooed it away. The darn thing stayed around though, eyeing it's next victim.

    I know there's nothing that we can do but, Dis should relocate some of the population. Isn't there a place in this world that needs Turkey Leg stealing cranes? :lmao:
  17. Goldilocks07

    Goldilocks07 DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2007
    Me too!!!
    Cracking up!
  18. bdcp

    bdcp DIS Veteran

    Nov 13, 2004
    Well, people can quit feeding them. The problem didn't start with the animals. It started with all those people who thought they were "cute". I hate the birds that hang out at AK at Flame Tree. Squirrels are nasty little rats.
  19. Disney Fool

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

    Nov 15, 1999
    I was staying at POR and decided to grab a bite and eat outside --big mistake! As soon as I opened my sandwich, two little black birds arrived, one boldly on the table, the other on the back of the chair next to me. I was slightly amused, but I continued unwrapping. As I lifted my sandwich to my mouth, I looked up and saw about 20 more birds coming to land on the overhang above us. I laughed and mentioned to my friend that too many birds were interested in my sandwich --and they were looking down at me, I looked away for a second and more birds show up---now, I'm wigging out as it was beginning to look like that scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" you know that scene where Tippi Hedrin goes outside the school to smoke a cigarette and doesn't notice all the birds gathering on the monkeybars? We grabbed our things and ran off, it was too weird. :rotfl2:
  20. campbell95

    campbell95 Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2012
    We've been victims of bird theft twice. The first was at BWI as we walked towards Epcot, a seagull swooped down and snatched a granola bar out of my 3 year old daughter's hand. The second time was at the quick serve at Wilderness Lodge. A big black bird flew down and grabbed a fry from our basket as we were looking for a table. Scavengers!!
  21. Donnainnj

    Donnainnj <font color=navy>Loves having an AP<br><font color

    Feb 6, 2001

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