Credit: Jennifer Venditti
It could have been her child and 30 minutes may have just saved her son.
Wednesday, the unimaginable happened. The body of two-year-old Lane Graves was found fully intact in six feet of water, not too far from where officials say he had been snatched by an alligator at a lagoon on Disney World property.
Jennifer Venditti shared a Facebook post that has since gone viral. The 41-year-old mom recounts the story of taking photos of her son Channing, 3, at the exact spot where Lane Graves was snatched just 30 minutes later.
Venditti posted, “I can't imagine anyone could sleep knowing that the helicopter was searching for a missing child taken by an alligator. I can't help but wonder if we played with him, did I talk to his Mom??”
Venditti said that there are “no swimming” signs posted, but nothing that warned guests of the presence of alligators.
“I've already seen posts criticizing the parents. I can assure you alligators were not on my mind at all when Channing was in the water. It's a tiny beach, surrounded by pools, water slides, a restaurant and a fire pit. I can't conceive that an alligator would be in such a busy, small space.”
Venditti ended her post with the hashtag #judgelesspraymore