Alligator That Killed 2-Year-Old Boy In Disney Resort Caught
A few weeks ago, Disney World Resorts in Florida made headlines after a two-year-old boy named Lane Graves was dragged and drowned by an alligator into the Disney World's Seven Seas Lagoon.
The incident has resulted to grievances and outrage from people who believe that his parents should have been more attentive to their child and that the resort should have placed warning signs.
Lane Graves, 2
Rest In Peace, little man. pic.twitter.com/QgnZkLzHnF
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 16, 2016
While the body of the boy had been recovered a few hours after the incident occurred, the alligator has not been found until late last week.
On Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released a statement saying that the alligator incident investigation has come into conclusion.
"The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents. The conclusion took into account the proximity to the attack site of removed alligators and witness descriptions," the statement read.
It noted that a total of six alligators were humanely removed from the lake.
Two of the six alligators, both believed to fit the size range of the predator that captured the boy, were close enough in proximity to the accident location, making the FWC very confident that the alligator responsible to the fatality has been removed.
There was no animal DNA found in the boy's wound, so the investigation was based on deduction by experts.
According to USA Today, the young Graves was playing at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on Tuesday night when he was snatched by an alligator.
In shock, the father tried to wrestle with the beast but was unsuccessful in retrieving his child.
The body of the toddler was later found about six feet below the murky waters and only 15 feet from where he was last seen.
Meanwhile, Pix 11 reported that Walt Disney World reopened its beaches to guests on Thursday and added signboards warning visitors about alligators to promote safety within the vicinity.