Family Threatens Lawsuit After Child Bitten By Snake At Disney Park

Disney's Animal Kingdom logo graphic
Disney's Animal Kingdom logo graphic

New York (ABC News/AP) – 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 Thursday that the family plans to sue Walt Disney World.

Morgan 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 do not properly characterize 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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