Alabama Family to Sue Disney Park Over Death Related to Snake Bite

By | January 31, 2016

An Alabama family says an escaped snake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom dropped from a tree and bit a boy, which led to the death of the boy’s grandmother.

The family’s attorney, Matt Morgan, said Jan. 28 that the family plans to sue Disney World.

He says the grandmother saw the snake bite the boy, went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later.

Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler says the allegations mischaracterize what happened.

Disney contends the snake was wild, not part of an Animal Kingdom exhibit, and that there was no call for an ambulance for the grandmother after the incident.

Disney also says after the boy was treated with a Band-Aid, the family returned to the park.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    stush says:
    Sheriff said she might have lived if they called an ambulance instead of an attorney.
  • February 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    Of course she was well behaved says:
    Didn't talk back at all! :-)
  • February 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    reality bites says:
    On a related note, the body of a 69 year old woman, Demetia Brookes, was discovered in a baggage check room at one of the resort's hotels. It appears that after suffering from... read more

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