2-Year-Old Boy Killed By Alligator At Disney – Are The Beasts Of The Earth Becoming More Aggressive?

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Alligator - Public DomainDoes it seem like animal attacks on humans are increasing in frequency and intensity?  You may want to reserve judgment until you have read the rest of this article.  All over the world lately there have been very disturbing news stories about the beasts of the earth becoming extremely aggressive and attacking humans.  At first I ignored these stories, but something happened last night that made me change my mind.  My wife and I were getting ready to head for bed when I decided to check the news one last time.  I was absolutely stunned to see that a large alligator had grabbed a 2-year-old boy from Nebraska while he was playing in about a foot of water near a Disney resort down in Florida.  This happened right in front of his parents, and his father desperately tried to pull the boy away from the gator but he was unable to.  Authorities searched all night for the young child, and on Wednesday afternoon the worst case scenario was confirmed


Florida authorities have found a body believed to be that of a 2-year-old boy who was dragged off by an alligator Tuesday night at Disney resort.

The Nebraska toddler was playing in the water on a beach area near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at around 9:16 p.m. Tuesday when the alligator snatched him and pulled him underwater in front of his horrified parents, authorities said. The father tried to get his son back, but wasn’t able to, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

Demings said the boy’s body was spotted at about 1:45 p.m. ET Wednesday, and fully recovered at about 3:30 p.m.

But what most people don’t realize is that alligator attacks of this nature are actually extremely rare.  According to CNN, “the odds of being seriously injured in a random alligator attack” are approximately “one in 2.4 million”…

Especially out of the water, alligators are not interested in prey they can’t easily overpower, and in natural circumstances, they usually avoid humans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission puts the odds of being seriously injured in a random alligator attack at one in 2.4 million.

So was this just a freak accident or is something else at play here?

Reading that story reminded me of another animal attack story that I had come across just a few days earlier.  Normally bears are not inclined to attack humans unless threatened, but there was one bear in Japan that recently “developed a taste for human flesh” and started mauling people…

The body of a fourth victim suspected of being killed by a bear that’s ‘developed a taste for human flesh’ in the past three weeks was found in a forest in northern Japan on Friday, reports said.

The badly mauled corpse has yet to be identified, but police in Akita prefecture were searching for a 74-year-old woman named as Tsuwa Suzuki, who was reported missing a day earlier, according to local media.

Hunters killed a bear just 10 metres (32 feet) from the spot where the woman’s remains were discovered in a mountain forest in Kazuno city, in Akita, although it remained unclear if she was killed by that animal, reports said.

I also remembered reading that shark attacks are on the rise globally, and down in Texas one five-year-old girl is extremely fortunate to be alive today after being viciously assaulted by a shark while swimming at Pirates Beach on Galveston Island

A five-year-old girl was bitten by a shark while swimming off the coast of Texas, authorities said Tuesday.

The child, who has not been identified, was attacked at Pirates Beach on Galveston Island and suffered ‘significant tissue damage to her leg’, according to Galveston County Health District EMS.

Beach-goers quick thinking helped to save the girl’s leg after they used a dog leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

‘That tourniquet… definitely made an impact on this little girl’s condition,’ Nathan Jung, Galveston County Health District EMS Administrator, told ABC 13.

And of course this was not just an isolated incident.  According to LiveScience, more shark attacks were reported worldwide last year than ever before

Shark attacks have dominated Australian headlines during the past week, with two fatalities occurring just a few days apart in waters near Perth.

Those attacks may not be just a coincidence or bad luck: Shark attacks have been on the rise, with more attacks reported worldwide last year than in any other year on record, according to an annual survey.

So that would seem to be at least some hard scientific evidence that the beasts of the earth are starting to become more aggressive.

I also came across this story from India about lions that were recently discovered to be attacking and eating people…

Gujarat’s Forest department has identified three lions for killings of three persons in separate incidents in Gir forest. Among the total 17 lions captured by the forest officials to identify “man-eaters,” three have been identified and will be sent to zoo in Junagadh.

“Out of the 17 lions captured by us last month, one was a male adult, and it turned out to be the main culprit. We found considerable amount of human remains in that lion’s faeces, while very small amount was found from the faeces of two sub-adult females,” said chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Junagadh range A.P. Singh.

Of course this story is just an anecdotal example, but it is definitely creepy.

Another very creepy story of this nature comes from India as well.  It turns out that not too long ago a camel that had been left out in the heat all day “severed its owner’s head”

In Rajasthan’s Barmer district, an agitated camel reportedly severed its owner’s head, after being left in the heat all day with its legs tied.

After the incident, which took place on Saturday, villagers say they had to struggle for around six hours to get control of the animal. According to a Times of India report, the owner from Mangta village was busy catering to guests on Saturday night and forgot that his camel was kept out in the heat all day. When he finally went to untie the camel, the animal attacked him.

Yes, it is true that all throughout history animals have attacked humans.

So that is nothing new.

But it is also true that shark attacks on humans reached a new all-time high last year, and many of these other animals are acting in ways that are clearly outside of the norms.

I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I don’t think that it is wrong to start raising some questions.

Are the beasts of the earth starting to become more aggressive?

If so, what may be causing that?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

  • ivor biggin

    Animals can sense something big is happening much better than humans who live in modern civilisations.

    Animals always move away from where there is going to be earthquakes.

  • Brian

    I think it’s wise 2 have an open mind about all that is unfolding in our times.

    The facts presented in this article has my attention.

  • James Dohnalek

    We are getting toooo close to wild animals. We are pushing into their range. Then, they attack us.
    No fear, we are way, way above the food chain. Can kill at will, without impunity.

    • michael malachi

      People tend to hate before they think things fully through. Animals do not hate, they live naturally with aggression for two purposes: defense and food

  • Anita Easterday

    So crazy..I live in Florida and I just said something to my husband 5 minutes ago about the verse in Revelation that talks about the beasts..then I look at FB on my phone and see your post..no coincidences…things are starting to move so fast!! I also live on the street in ft Pierce where the mosque owners live..so glad we love Jesus and are getting as ready as we can!! Waiting for your book to get here..already believe it is about to get CRAZY and we are going through it..till the last trumpet!! MARANATHA LORD JESUS!! Love, prayers and protection for you and your family!! Thank you for speaking Truth!! Warriors for Him, forever, Anita Lael Easterday


      The animals you have to fear are your fellow humans.

  • robert

    Mosquitos still number one killer.

  • Mistanick

    I would not read too much into this horrific accident than what actually happened.

    Alligator attacks don’t happen often because people around them are careful to avoid the potential of an attack.

    I understand from what I have read that the beach where the attack occurred had warning signs about swimming in the water. It is the parents responsibility to pay heed to these signs and not allow their toddlers into harms way. The parents failed and the most tragic of events ensued.

    Let’s all pray for the family who lost their young boy. Let us not make assumptions further.

    • robert

      You are assuming something yourself. The child was not swimming evidently but was wading in very shallow water along a bloody beach at the swankiest hotel on the Disney property. It seems that Disney did not take prudent actions to prevent such an event knowing there were alligators. A fence of some sort to stop gators from coming near the beach would have been prudent. Even signs saying that gators are in these waters. For my part and given that Disney has been dumping American citizens from their workforce and replacing with aliens with the H1 Visa nonsense, I hope they take a huge financial hit. I am assuming arrogance on their part. Disney is supposed to be a benign, wonderful place. They let this one get away due to their, assuming, hubris.

      • William Lutz

        Yeah I certainly hope that Disney will be held accountable for this big time. Time for Disney to take the heat for all the evil they promote. They disgust me!

      • Mistanick

        Sue the bastards, right? You sound like a lawyer or a bleeding heart. “Bloody beach”? The PARENTS are responsible for the child. Fence off the beach?? Really?

        Yea, hope the hotel takes a “huge financial hit”. Blame game on anyone else but the parents who had responsibility. I feel for them, I do, but they are the only people who could have prevented this. Folks choose to go there or not. Yes, Florida has gators, that is one of the reasons people go there. Oh, yes, and to see Disney World who you want to sue out of existence. Crazy.

        • robert

          Law suits are a part of doing business. DW knew they had a hazard and did nothing to prevent a tragedy. As for a fence, I was thinking one out in the water similar to a shark net at some Aussie beaches. A previous visiting family claim they came into contact with a gator. I do not feel a bit sorry for DW and I am sure there will be an out of court settlement to the tune of millions and millions. Rightly so. It is too bad that more corporations cannot be sued out of existence given their propensity for screwing consumers. Think car makers who could spend a few dollars and reinforce the front seats in a car so they did not slam into child passengers in the backseat. They know of the problem and so far refuse to correct it. Should I mention the VW scamming the emissions system and tens of thousands of customers? Everyone hates lawyers until they get screwed over by a drunk surgeon or some other medical mistake. BTW, Michael is a lawyer.

          • Mistanick

            I know Michael is a lawyer, I can forgive him for that and maybe you too if you are one.

        • K

          Can not agree. These folks were from Indiana. So I doubt they understand, almost any body of water in Fl. has gators. If no attempt is made to control there numbers. There can be a great many gators in the water. So a company builds a resort, with a lagoon.They have been in Fl. long enough to know gators will be attracted to that lagoon. Do they try to keep the gators out, no.Do they have a trapping program, to at least limit the number of gators in the lagoon. It seems the answer to this is also no. What do they do? They build a beach. Which attracts their guests right into the danger area .And then do not warn them of the danger. Further proof, on the news today. The company is consider adding gator warning signs to the beach. The parents could have been a little more careful. But the bulk of the responsibility lies with the company.

          • IM Sayldog

            “Do they try to keep the gators out, no.Do they have a trapping program,
            to at least limit the number of gators in the lagoon. It seems the
            answer to this is also no.”

            It is my understanding from following news reports that they do indeed monitor those lakes for gators, but the gators are going to find their way into those ponds, no real way to stop it. They supposedly have crews actively involved in gator protection. Yet there were 4 gators removed from the area during the search for the poor little boy. It’s Florida, and unfortunately this poor family from the north couldn’t relate.
            Too many people these days have no idea what nature is.

  • Keys Taz

    Michael, Love the site, but you a lot of credibility with articles like this.

  • Richard


    • William Lutz

      Exactly! We torture and kill animals, so it makes sense that animals would hurt us back. Vice versa! That is how the cookie crumbles.

      • vaccines autism

        Animals likely can’t think long-term revenge thoughts. If they are more aggressive, it’s because they’re getting GMOs / other stuff in their feed, EMFs (like cell towers every block), radiation from reactor leaks and so on.
        Also as Earth’s population increases, more people will encounter animals.

      • michael malachi

        I am really sorry but animals do not think like humans do. Thy are focused on food and defense and reproduction = that is all.

    • ISA41:10

      Just liberals!

  • William Lutz

    Perhaps the animals are becoming more aggressive because we have been mistreating them and killing them senselessly. Animal attacks on humans have been on the rise over the years, well so has animal abuse. Whenever someone dies because of an aggressive wild creature, let’s remember Harambe the Gorilla. We ultimately reap what we sow.

    • michael malachi

      Have you ever used a pest control around your home. Mouse traps, bug zapper, roach motel, ant poison, disinfectant. If so then you may consider that you are also killing animals for your reasons whatever they may be. Try this GO BUY A GUN and learn how to use it properly. You may need it soon if things keep spiraling as they are.

      • William Lutz

        I don’t have a problem with humanely killing animals for some food or personal protection. My pet peeve is that some people kill animals for sheer pleasure or for trivial reasons. In other words, trophy hunting is immoral and there must be plenty of substitutes for animal based clothing. On top of that, we needlessly torture animals for kicks. You know animals are part of God’s creation and abusing animals is indeed a sin.

        I already have a gun for self defense.

        • michael malachi

          I fully agree.


    Holy crap! Are you for real? You and your religious beliefs are too ridiculous. These so-called ‘attacks’ appear more frequent because we have the internet and media that will report anything that is sensational.
    It was not a ‘large’ alligator, it was a rather small alligator of four to seven feet that probably thought it was going after a large bird like they have in Florida.
    Shark attacks are more common now because more people are at the beaches. Japan kills MILLIONS of sharks for shark fin soup. THAT’S THE TRAGEDY!
    More people encroaching on what has ALWAYS been a WILD ENVIRONMENT causes more interactions with wild animals.
    I hope the animals kill more stupid people who don’t know how to survive in a non-‘civilized’ area.
    The animals SHOULD RULE THIS PLANET as we humans have done a horrible job integrating with the other species that have a ‘god given’ right to be here too. Humans are destroying this planet and deserve to go extinct. And I can hardly wait for that to happen.

    Didn’t God tell Noah to bring two of each animal species on board the ark? Doesn’t that tell you something?

    • robert

      Uhhhh…you seem to have included yourself by commenting at all. I wonder if you are a vegan. I hope so. Your comments would be hypocritical otherwise. Animal abuse is out of control and is disgusting. I particularly hate news items where a cop kills a family dog.
      As for this website, I find it fascinating and something different from the usual screed by so many bloggers and news sites. One does not have to agree with the substance.

    • Ian Hausser

      In reality, the Holy Bible speaks to Noah in a different way:
      Genesis 7:2
      Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

      BTW, animals are not meant to rule this planet, but us, due to YHVH creating them expressely to be dominated by humankind, not the other way around.

      Genesis 1:26
      God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
      them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
      air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
      creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      On the other hand yes, we are waaay past a normal use and/or dominion, and what we`ve been doing is an atrocious abuse, and finally: You are totally right, not everybody around here has a high intelligence as you, some of us are quite dumb, but we`re really nice chaps all in all. :D

      Blessings from Texas.

    • michael malachi

      7 clean and 2 unclean animals of each on the ark.

  • JT

    Re “beasts of the earth” (Rev 6:8) I’ve heard it might even include bacteria and viruses since incalculable numbers of people have died from these “little beasts.” Or it might be a symbolic reference to civil governments and hundreds of millions have died from genocides at the hands of their own governments or “beasts of the earth” (e.g. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Communist China, Secular America, etc.)

  • MaxRockatansky33

    Orlando seems to be very unlucky…

  • tobarbara

    What you say may be true. I have wondered the same thing myself.
    It is also true that humans have totally lost their respect for wild animals. They are foolish enough to believe that if you leave wild animals alone they will leave you alone. It is probably a little bit of both. The family has my deepest sympathy.

  • tmckinney

    Lev. 26: 21-22 21 ‘If then, you act with hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times in accordance with your sins. 22 I will let loose the [wild] animals of the field among you, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock and make you so few in number that your roads will lie deserted and desolate.

  • rawhunger .

    The gator was just doing what gators do… HUNTING! This happens more often in Florida than you probably know.

  • Russ Miller

    Last I checked, Florida has around 40,000 lakes, swamps, and ponds…not including swimming pools. Gators are territorial. The biggest bull will either eat, or run off the other gators from his waterhole. Those castaways will search for their own place. For awhile, gators were protected against hunting. Now you see the result from poor game management. Why do liberals want to turn the whole world into a petting zoo?

  • rawhunger .

    Just animals doing what they do. Ain’t rocket science.



  • Tatiana Covington

    No, it is only that there are more of us around every year and day. So we make better targets all the time. And we report it globally when anyone is eaten by a gator or a bear.

    Big deal. NOT!

  • michael malachi

    More people on earth than ever before means more attacks than ever before. People are more and more going into wild places that are the homes of the animals. No surprises here…

  • Michael,

    Maybe the beasts of the earth are beginning to be controlled and unleashed by the one that is sitting on the pale horse mentioned in the book of Revelation.

    Revelation 6:8
    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

    Also these verses of prophecy from Leviticus show that the disobedient are rewarded with a similar fate.

    Leviticus 26:21-22
    And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
    Lev 26:22
    I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

  • My parakeet has been giving me the evil eye the last couple weeks. Should I be worried?

  • SafetyViking

    It was doing what gators do. The parents are to blame for letting the kid play in the water. In GATOR COUNTRY!

  • Steve B

    They thought it was Hillary wading in….now isn’t that response as rediculous as the idea of “beasts becoming more ferocious”? This one was a stretch of the imagination mike

  • pokerchip

    No, parents don’t know how to parent.

  • winrob

    What is so unexpected about this? The population of humans is constantly growing, we have for decades taken a more humane view and reduced the wanton slaughter of animals

  • carson

    it’ll ramp up, Rev 6:8..beasts of the earth.
    I used to think it was straight out beasts of the earth attacks only but now I think it’s more, it’ll be many more animal attacks but also now that their legalizing beastiality they’ll be some sort of disease from that to so beasts of the earth in more then one way.

  • ryan

    This is another reason why I really can’t stand you christians. Just idiotic statements like this. You guys are pathetic.

    • Jacynthia Read

      Then don’t come here.

  • Christian

    I was thinking the same thing for the past year. have been noticing all the animal attacks as well. I even said something to my husband about it and wondered if it was in bible prophesy.