The other day at Disney I was walking across the Epcot Bridge and I saw a mom and her two young sons looking at a crocodile and throwing it food.
I thought to myself “What on earth??” This is after recent tragic events that are so horrible that they can’t even be spoken. Crocodiles and Alligators are not safe.
PEOPLE should not be feeding the wildlife. People should not be feeding crocodiles or alligators. They are extremely dangerous.
There are now small flimsy fences up at all the resorts and signs that say “no swimming”. Yet still people play at the edge of the beach and try to “feed” their new friends.
From what I hear, Disney employees wake up every morning before the sun rises to try and beat these new friends away from the resort. This is because they are dangerous. They do not want any more tragedies to occur.
Alligators are opportunistic feeders that will eat whatever is around and easily overpowered. It’s illegal to feed wild alligators because that causes them to lose their fear of humans.
My advice: stay away from all natural bodies of water at the resorts and parks. Disney has now wiped out references and depictions of alligators from its storied attractions but that does not mean the real ones don’t exist. They do exist. What feels like paradise can easily turn into an absolute nightmare.
Please play with bath toy crocodiles instead.