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Disney Gator Attack: Over 240 Alligators Captured At Park Since 2006

Disney’s alligator problem goes back at least a decade

At least 240 alligators have been caught over the past 10 years on the Walt Disney World property, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The commission, which released its records to the Orlando Sentinel, also said it was “confident” that it had caught the alligator that killed two-year-old Lane Graves at Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon on June 14.

Following the incident, trappers it and five other alligators found near the lagoon that Graves was killed in. Since then, the FWC has suspended all alligator trapping near the location.

In the state of Florida, 6,706 alligators were harvested in 2014, the most recent year reflected in the agency’s statistics, according to the records.

Disney has been criticized since the incident for not having adequate signage warning of alligators despite a well-known presence of the deadly animals, and as TheWrap previously reported, the resort was made aware of the risk posed by the gators prior to the attack.

Since the tragic death of Graves, Disney has hung signs warning visitors of the gators.