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Father: Two Alligators Involved In Deadly Disney Attack

| by David Bonner
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It turns out there was allegedly a second alligator involved in the famous June 14 death-by-gator incident involving 2-year-old Lane Graves at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Lane’s father, Matt Graves, told officials he was attacked by a second gator while attempting to pry his son from the jaws of another gator, the Daily Mail reports.

Since the fatal event at the Seven Seas Lagoon, a total of five alligators have been removed and euthanized. Experts said they believe one of those five is Lane’s attacker.

The man-made lagoon where Lane died is used for ferry transportation to and from the Magic Kingdom, covers 200 acres, and is connected to a series of canals that flow through the Disney properties, according to The New York Times.

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At the time of the attack, the only warning at the lagoon was a "no swimming" sign. Now, however, there are signs warning of alligators and snakes, with a more sternly-worded alert to "stay away from the water," the Daily Mail notes. All of the Disney World resorts and marinas have been reopened after being closed immediately following the tragedy.

In a statement issued July 2 by the Graves' church in Nebraska, Lane's father said: "Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country."

Sources: Daily Mail, The New York Times / Photo Credit: Daily Mail

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