In the days since Lane Graves lost his life to an alligator at Disney World, many have criticized Disney for their lack of oversight over the alligators on their resort.
This footage, found by Inside Edition, shows a park employee staving off an alligator at Splash Mountain, one of the parks most popular rides.
“The guy pokes the gator with a pole, attempting to force it back into the water, but the gator is determined to come on land. Just a few feet away, tourists are enjoying the ride, oblivious to the danger,” Inside Edition says.
The report also notes that Disney ignored concerns about guests feeding alligators at the Bora Bora Suites.
“What it amounts to is that Orlando’s Disney World has a major alligator problem, and the video above offers more proof of that fact,” Uproxx writes.
Disney announced they are adding fences to the Seven Seas Lagoon, where toddler Lane Graves lost his life.
Additionally, they are adding alligator warning signs near all of its beaches. In the past, only “no swimming” signs were posted.
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger released a statement earlier this week on the tragic accident.
As a parent and a grandparent, my heart goes out to the Graves family during this time of devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them, and I know everyone at Disney joins me in offering our deepest sympathies.