RIP Lane Graves

RIP Lane Graves

*I’d hate to believe, after the fatal attack on little Lane Graves, that an employee at Disney once referred to an alligator on the property as a “resident pet.” But according to David Hiden, the father of a little boy who he saved from a potential alligator attack on Disney’s property last year, that’s exactly what happened.

Mr. Hiden told CNN News that his son had a “close call” with a gator last year. In fact, he said that when his son was playing near the water, he looked out and saw two alligators making a bee-line towards him. That’s when Hiden says he jumped into motion; grabbing his kid, and running around the property looking for a manager.

But Hiden, who had video and photos of the gators, says he was shocked and couldn’t believe her response.

“She really didn’t care,” he said of the unnamed female manager he spoke to, and further stated his surprise when she referred to the reptile(s) as “the resident pet.” Hiden says she even told him the gator was “not harmful and never attacked anybody.”

He mentioned the chill he felt from her words, as he thought it would only be a matter of time.


Hiden told CNN that when he heard about little Lane Graves, he felt compelled to reach out to the family.

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