Lake Buena Vista, FL - Experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are working to determine if they have the alligator that killed a 2-year-old Lane Graves.
They trapped and killed five alligators from the Seven Seas Lagoon during their search for the boy.
“We’re going to compare bite marks and things like that,” said Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “If we can’t get a certain match we’re going to continue to look for alligators.”
The Grand Floridian, where the attack happened, is one of three Disney resorts that surround the man-made lake.
Some have questioned whether Disney did enough to prevent the deadly attack.
Alligators are part of the wildlife at Walt Disney World. There are signs inside of the park warning not to feed alligators. Near the lagoon where 2-year-old Lane was attacked there are “no-swimming” signs posted, but none warning of alligators.
FWC officers say Disney has an extensive program to track and manage gator populations.
This is the first gator-related death for Walt Disney World. The company closed all beaches at its resorts and representatives say they are helping the family and law enforcement.
While authorities said this was the first for Disney in its 45 years, 10News found that was not true. In 1986, an 8-year-old boy was attacked and suffered minor injuries, according to a New York Times article.