Its Florida. Just assume there are gators in every body of water and stay away.
Especially small children and animals.My heart goes out to this
Disney's policy is to remove and relocate any gator over 5 ft in length
from the park grounds. Gators that small aren't going to harm an adult but
as in this case, can be dangerous to kids. If you're in the swamps of
Florida (Disney included) watch your kids and pets. Hopefully others can avoid
this a repeat of this terrible event.
My thoughts and Prayers go to this Nebraska Family. Other news sources indicate
they have visited Yellowstone NP in the past and know how to act around Animals.