With its location in Central Florida, Walt Disney World is home to lots of wildlife, even outside of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. While Guests may not always notice, the property is home to a variety of animals like armadillos, snakes, and yes, even alligators, in addition to all of the ducks, cranes, and other types of birds you can typically see in the parks. Recently, a snake attempted to make its way into the Magic Kingdom (right through the entrance!) only to be stopped by a Disney Cast Member.
Take a look at the video below, shared to TikTok by @disney_with_bren:
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Wrangling snakes is certainly not in the job description for a Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member position, but the woman in the video is definitely putting in some serious effort in keeping the snake from further entering the Disney theme park!
Snakes like this one, which appears to be a harmless garden snake, often live in wet, grassy areas around Central Florida, so when not attempting to get into the Magic Kingdom without a ticket or reservation, animals like this would often be spotted around bodies of water like the nearby Seven Seas Lagoon (which is why you will see signage posted by Disney warning of snakes and alligators along pretty much any waterside walkway at Walt Disney World.)
While visiting Walt Disney World, or anywhere during your Florida vacation, remember to avoid interacting with wildlife (including feeding them). Animals have their own natural diets, and even “harmless” animals like ducks and snakes should really be eating food that is intended for them rather than people food. Doing so also invites these animals to interact more closely with Guests, which is of course something to avoid, especially in a region where alligators can be present.