PHOTO: Man Captures How Hard It Is to Spot Alligators Near Disney World

As the parents of 2-year-old Lane Graves grieve their devastating loss, a Twitter user has taken to the social media platform to prove how alligators near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, are in fact difficult to see — even on a sunny day.

Rob Caizza snapped the photo in January, showing just how close these creatures might be. Look above as the photo appears to only show low cut grass and weeds, just located across the Seven Seas Lagoon where Lane was attacked last week. However, if you look closely, you'll see the alligator hiding just next to the water's edge.

Lane was pulled into the water by an alligator around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Just moments before, he was playing with his father in about a foot of water. His body was recovered the following day.

While Disney has enforced updated signage and even new fences, it's clear by this eye-opening photo that all visitors should be on guard — whether day, or night.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska, will host a rosary prayer service for the Graves family Sunday night. A wake will follow on Monday, with the funeral mass and burial slated for the following day. St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Omaha Community Foundation are accepting donations on behalf of the family.

As previously reported, Lane's dad, Matt Graves, released a statement Saturday: "Neither Melissa, myself or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly. We simply cannot at this time."

"Out of respect for the family," cameras, cell phones, and any other recording devices are banned from the services, details the Graves' family church website.


Our continued prayers are with Lane's heartbroken family.

This article was compiled by Julianne Cassidy from our sister company Womanista.