Walt Disney World officials are stepping up their efforts to keep alligators away from guests by placing a new rock barrier around the beaches where a 2-year-old boy was dragged to his death by an alligator last June.

photo: JOHN HAGMANN

photo: JOHN HAGMANN

It is hoped that the rocks will make it more difficult for people to get to the water but unfortunately is not much of an impediment to the alligators. Gators have been known to climb 6 foot high chain link fences on property.

The work has been underway for several weeks and is scheduled to be finished by the end of September.

Walt Disney World officials have installed new signs on the resorts beaches following the tragic incident, warning guests of alligators and snakes in the area. “We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property, and, as part of this, we are reinforcing training with our cast for reporting sightings and interactions with wildlife and are expanding our communication to guests on this topics,” Disney said.

photo: JEFF HAMMOND

photo: JEFF HAMMOND

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