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Firefighters Feeding Gators at Disney Warned Before Tot Killed

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New signs warn of alligators and snakes near Walt Disney World in Florida. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 11:56 AM

Firefighters at Walt Disney World were warned to stop feeding alligators at one of the resort's fire stations two months before one of the several reptiles in a nearby lagoon killed 2-year-old Lane Graves, reported The Associated Press.

According to emails obtained by Orlando Sentinel, Reedy Creek Emergency Services admonished firefighters for feeding at least one of two alligators at a station less than a half-mile from Seven Seas Lagoon where the wading toddler died June 14 after being pulled into deeper water by the alligator.

The email said employees were fearful after one alligator was spotted near the parking lot and asked officials to remove it.

Reedy Creek District Administrator John Classe said Disney's animal-control department was contacted but he did not know whether either alligator was ever removed.

A Disney spokeswoman said Wednesday it was unclear whether the alligator had been removed.

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Firefighters at Walt Disney World were warned to stop feeding alligators at one of the resort's fire stations two months before one of the several reptiles in a nearby lagoon killed 2-year-old Lane Graves.
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