CNN A 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World hotel in June died due to a black of events that would have been difficult to predict, according to a report the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Monday.
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But it did not address what role Walt Disney World's policies or lack of them possibly played in the death of Lane Thomas Graves.
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The report also indicated that during the warm summer months the gator's drive for food would be stronger. The water is deep and clear with the depth dropping off deeply near shore with no shallows or mudflats for gators to bask and few hiding places.
Correspondingly, however, the depth of the water may have concealed the alligator's approach. Girl has since erected warning signs. A South Carolina tourist spotted the alligator from his hotel porch about an hour before the attack. He said he pointed out the animal to a Disney employee.
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Just before the attack, he saw children in the ankle-deep water and was going out the door to warn them when he heard the mother screaming. That man told another staff member. The woman said she and her daughters then went into a store, where they were when the attack occurred. Asked by CNN if the investigation examined Disney safety protocols and regulations, a commission spokeswoman emailed that "FWC's thorough investigation focused on the death of Lane Graves. Asked by CNN what steps the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has taken to ensure tourists are informed about potential dangers, the spokeswoman said it relies on "private property owners" to contact them about wildlife issue and referred such questions to Disney, which declined to comment.
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The spokeswoman also referenced the commission website regarding nuisance alligators and noted that alligator attacks are a "very rare occurrence in Florida. The report noted that Orange County, where the attack occurred, ranks fifth of 67 counties in Florida in the number of unprovoked alligator bites, with 17 in the 66 years of recording the young.
This was the first fatal attack in Orange County, the report said.
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Neither the boy nor his family provoked the alligator. While gators seldom see humans as food, attacks on people have happened.
The boy's small size and the fact that he was bent over at the time of the attack may have caused the alligator to believe he was smaller, more appropriate prey such as an opossum, armadillo or raccoon, the report said.
Matt Graves, who was a few feet away, heard a splash, which he thought was a fish. He looked over and saw his son bent over the water and saw the gator grab him, biting down on Lane's head and neck. Body of child found after Disney gator attack. Body of child found after Disney gator attack Another witness said he saw Matt Graves grabbing his son's legs to pull him free but the gator pulled the boy farther out and then underwater. The boy's body was found submerged nearby with only the wounds from the initial attack.
Investigators believe the alligator dropped the boy when it broke Matt Graves' grasp and went underwater. He did not see any other alligators. Gator report said an alligator would typically stay in an area where it had lost its prey.
It noted the bite-mark analysis on the victim was inconclusive because of the lack of a distinct bite pattern. No animal DNA was found on the victim's wounds to allow for young match to any of the gators.