Miami Lakes

Prompted by Disney tragedy, Miami Lakes offers gator seminar

Where there are lakes, there may also be alligators.
Where there are lakes, there may also be alligators. Sun Sentinel

City officials in Miami Lakes have scheduled a seminar to offer up tips on avoiding dangerous encounters with alligators. The event was prompted by the recent gator attack at a Disney resort that resulted in the death of 2-year-old Lane Graves, the child of a couple visiting from Nebraska.

Amanda West, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will appear at the July 20 presentation on alligator behavior and safety.

The 7 p.m. program at Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St., will include a brief Q&A session.

“Because of our great abundance of lakes and canals, we need to be proactive and train our residents on how to recognize any gator problems and prevent a tragedy,” said Mayor Michael Pizzi.

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