• Gator removals at Disney rise after toddler's death

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials say the number of alligators removed from Walt Disney World property more than doubled in the six months after a Nebraska toddler was killed when a gator pulled him into the water.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports the alligators were removed as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife agency's alligator nuisance program, which eliminated gators longer than 4-feet (1 meter).

    An alligator grabbed 2-year-old Lane Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, as he played on a beach outside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort on June 14, 2016. Prior to his death that year, 24 alligators had been removed from Disney properties. The number more than doubled to 53 from the day of his death to the end of that year.

    Disney said in a statement the company is working with wildlife officials.


    Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    Gator removals at Disney rise after toddler's death

  • Headline Goes Here

    In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

  • Headline Goes Here

    APNewsBreak: Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Latest: Attorneys general demand family separation stop

  • Headline Goes Here

    Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy