- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MACON, Ga. (AP) - An alligator attack on a toddler at a Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has prompted new signs warning of alligators at central Georgia’s Ocmulgee National Monument.

Park Superintendent Jim David said signs warning about the dangers of interacting with gators have been put up on the trails.

He said the decision to add the signs, which encourage visitors to keep a safe distance from gators, came after the June 14 attack at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Authorities say the Florida alligator pulled Lane Graves into the water. An autopsy showed the Nebraska boy died from drowning and traumatic injuries.

David said a 5-foot alligator and occasionally a couple of smaller gators have been seen in a pond within the Georgia park.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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