By: Jon Corrigan
On Wednesday, the body of 2-year-old Lane Graves was found fully-intact in six feet of water; not far from where he had been snatched nearly a day earlier by an alligator at a lagoon on Disney World property.
A viral Facebook post from Jennifer Venditti, also staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at the time of the attack, shows how vulnerable all guests were.
The 41-year-old mom recounts a story of her son Channing, 3, standing in the exact spot where Lane Graves was taken just 30 minutes later – including pictures of her son in ankle-deep water.
“I took these pics at the exact spot this happened between 8 & 830, the incident happened at 9,” she writes. ” I can’t imagine anyone could sleep knowing that the helicopter was searching for a missing child taken by an alligator.”
“I can’t help but wonder if we played with him, did I talk to his Mom?? How does one go home without your baby in tow?”
“I’ve already seen posts criticizing the parents. I can assure you alligators were not on my mind at all when Channing was in the water. It’s a tiny beach, surrounded by pools, water slides, a restaurant and a fire pit. I can’t conceive that an alligator would be in such a busy, small space.”
She ended her post with the hashtag #JudgeLessPrayMore