The body of a two old boy who was snatched by an alligator while playing along a shoreline at Disney World has been found.
The child was on vacation with his family at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
The family was near the water on a sandy beach area of the man-made Seven Sea Lagoon when seemingly out of nowhere the toddler was grabbed.
The father tried to wrestle his son from the alligator, but the child was dragged underwater by the reptile.
Sheriff Demings: we met with family of child. We recovered the remains of 2 y/o from Elkhorn Nebraska.— OCSO FL News (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 15, 2016
Rare for alligators to attack humans
In an interview with CBS News, Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said it’s very rare for an alligator to attack humans.
“It really is a shock to us for this happen.”
Alligators move shockingly fast
Wildlife biologist and host of Animal Planet cable channel Jeff Corwin told CBS News there’s nothing more that the father could have done to save his child.
“Even a small alligator, it’s almost impossible to open their jaws…it’s like a vice, you couldn’t open it.”
He also says it’s impossible to prevent alligators from moving into the man-made lagoons at Disney World.