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Disney installs gator warnings, barriers after boy's death

Miami - Disney World said it was installing alligator warning signs and temporary barriers at its Florida resorts following the death of a toddler who was snatched from the shore of a lake.

Disney to post alligator warning signs after boy's death

Orlando - Florida's Walt Disney World plans to put up signs warning of the danger of alligators following the death of a toddler snatched from the shore of a resort lake, US media reported.

U.S. toddler's body found after gator attack at Disney resort

Orlando - A US family's desperate search for their toddler son, who was snatched by an alligator off the shore of a lake at a Disney resort, ended when divers found the two-year-old's body in murky water.

U.S. toddler believed dead after gator attack at Disney resort

Orlando - One US family's Disney vacation has turned to tragedy -- a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of a resort lake and dragged underwater is believed dead, authorities said Wednesday.

Alligator snatches toddler at Florida Disney resort hotel

Orlando - An American family's Disney vacation turned into a nightmare when an alligator snatched their two-year-old boy at the shore of a resort lake and the father was unable to pry the toddler from the animal's jaws, officials said Wednesday.

Florida alligator caught eating a human corpse, again

Only eight days after two alligators were found chomping on the corpse of a dead male in South Florida, one gator in the central part of the state was discovered doing the same thing to another dead person.

Video of huge alligator strolling across golf course goes viral

Palmetto - For those duffers playing golf in Florida, there are more than just the typical course hazards to keep an eye on. Alligators will occasionally stroll across the fairway or be hunkering down in a sand trap.

Huge 6,000-pound crocodile terrorized prehistoric seas

Suffice it to say, if this beast was in the water, you'd want to be out of the water. What is this creature? It is the largest sea-dwelling crocodile that has ever been discovered, growing to over 30 feet long and weighing three tons.

Florida burglary suspect hides in pond, gets eaten by alligator

Palm Bay - An accused burglar in Florida made the mistake of his life when he decided to evade police by hiding in a pond and wound up being eaten by an 11-foot alligator.

Fleeing burglar killed by gator in Florida lake: Police

Miami - An 11-foot- (3.5 meter-) long alligator killed a burglary suspect who apparently jumped into a Florida lake to evade arrest, police said on Tuesday.

Alligator blood contains powerful germ fighters

Alligator blood contains powerful anti-bacterial materials. This is part of the natural defense system of alligators. The creatures live in bacteria-filled environments and dine on carrion.

Man claims he snapped photo of two-headed alligator

Recently some images of a two-headed alligator have surfaced, and they have caused a stir on the Internet, and have people questioning whether or not the images are real.

Alligator found in O'Hare Airport terminal

Chicago - A small alligator was spotted crawling through Terminal 3 at O'Hare Airport on Friday. It is still unclear how the alligator managed to get inside the airport.

Photos: Braxton Bielski, 18, bags biggest alligator ever in Texas

Houston - An 18-year-old high school senior, Braxton Bielski, recently caught the biggest ever certified alligator in the state of Texas. The Texas teen caught the alligator during his first public alligator hunt with his dad, Troy, a Houston police officer.

Alligators, reptiles move into Long Island

Long Island City - Apparently the legendary alligators that were rumored to roam the New York City sewer systems are tired of the fast paced city life, choosing now to head to the suburbs of Long Island.

Massachusetts man stumbles upon alligator in canal

Lowell - A man who was out with his twin daughters on Saturday noticed an alligator swimming in Merrimack Canal. Police initially believed the man was making a prank call when he reported the discovery.

Giant gator with 2 ft head caught in Florida lake

Tallahassee - He had three years experience trapping and harvesting alligators for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and had even trapped a few 11-footers. But that still did not prepare Lane Stephens for his latest catch.

Video: Alligator attacks trainer at Cuyahoga County Fair

Officials at the Cuyahoga County Fair Berea, closed down an alligator exhibit after one of the trainers who placed his arm in an alligator's mouth was attacked.

Alligator bites off 17-year-old Florida boy's arm

Kevin "Fred" Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven, southwest Florida on Monday afternoon when an 11-foot alligator attacked him and ripped off his right arm.

Op-Ed: Gators stolen from Audubon Zoo

New Orleans - It's not the ideal thing to steal from a zoo, but someone decided to take 10 small alligators from Audubon Zoo on Wednesday morning.

Giant Burmese python caught in Florida swimming pool

Miami - A 13-foot Burmese python was captured at a residence in Florida after homeowners reported they found the reptile swimming in their backyard pool.

Mystery killer beast lurks in river near London's Olympic Park

London - Wildlife experts have warned of a giant killer beast lurking in waterways near the 2012 Olympic Park in East London. The warning came after eyewitness account of a 16 lb Canada goose dragged under water. Experts say it could be a pike or a python.

Six-foot alligator found prowling Michigan church premises

Jackson - On Monday, police caught a 6-foot alligator on the premises of Pathway Community Church near Jackson, Michigan. A motorist driving past the church saw the creature prowling the church area and called the police.

Rare albino alligator from Louisiana goes on show in Washington

An extremely rare albino alligator will be taking up residence in Washington after being saved from the swamps of Louisiana.

Florida teen catches 800-pound alligator

Hobe Sound - A Florida teenager turned the 'catch of the day' into a catch of a lifetime, when he managed to reel in an 800-pound alligator that was over 12-foot long, while fishing for gators in the St. Lucie County canal on Florida's Treasure Coast.

Elderly woman loses leg to alligator

Naples - Walking along the canals in Florida can be a pleasant stroll in the afternoon, or it can be a survival training session.

Is alligator fat the next biofuel?

Lafayette - In an effort to find alternative non-food sources of biodiesel, researchers at the Lafayette campus of the University of Louisiana have turned to the fat of the American alligator as a viable substitute for soybeans and food crops to produce biofuel.

Police raid house, discover marijuana and alligator

Hemet - Narcotics agents raiding a house located Hemet, Southern California discovered over 2,300 marijuana plants and a four-foot, 50-pound alligator.

Florida man saves his dog from alligator

Tampa - When he saw his beloved Jack Russell terrier, Lizabeth, in an alligator’s mouth, Tom Martino had to act quickly to save her life.

Baby alligator dropped off at New York police station

New York - A young alligator was dropped off at New York police station on Sunday. The man who brought in the two-foot-long reptile said he found it in a Brooklyn park.
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Braxton Bielski bags biggest ever certified alligator in Texas
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Larger pythons are capable of successfully consuming large native predators in the Everglades.
Larger pythons are capable of successfully consuming large native predators in the Everglades.
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Alligator eating crab, Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina, USA, 2013
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Joined by Florida's state trapper (right), the officers lay out the alligator. Before loading the gator into the trapper's truck, the alligator is measured, weighed and tagged.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
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Authorities have released a photo of the toddler Lane Graves  killed by an alligator at the Walt Dis...
Authorities have released a photo of the toddler Lane Graves, killed by an alligator at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando.
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ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator s mouth ...
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator's mouth shut so no one gets bitten. An alligator's bite, even a minor one, can cause deadly infections.
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North Port Animal Control and Wildlife officer Winn Sell, with the help of two others (off photo) load the alligator into the back of the state trapper's truck. These alligators are either relocated or are euthanized.

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