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USGatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”

00:10  03 september  2019
00:10  03 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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< PREVIOUS SLIDE SLIDE 1 of 6 NEXT SLIDE >. ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2019/09/01: People leave Gatorland following a rain shower as “Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ’ t one of ours ,” McHugh says in the video

Florida park promises its gators won’t escape if Hurricane Dorian hits. Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland , posted a 2-minute video on Facebook on Saturday to update “So rest assured, you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ’ t one of ours , alright?”

Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”
Gatorland CEO on Hurricane Dorian: If a gator is sitting in your pool, “it ain't one of ours”

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are wandering around Central Florida after Hurricane Dorian passes and come across an alligator, it didn’t come from Gatorland.

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The attraction’s CEO Mark McHugh posted a video on Aug. 31 on Facebook that assured area residents TWITTER Mark McHugh is shown at Gatorland , a theme park and wildlife preserve south of “Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ’ t

It is unclear how many of these delays and cancellations were directly related to Dorian Gatorland in Orlando posted a video on Facebook telling the public how they're preparing for Hurricane Dorian . "Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ' t one

The attraction’s CEO Mark McHugh posted a video Saturday on Facebook that assured area residents that the park has been working to secure their animals — which include hundreds of birds, some bobcats and panthers — in anticipation of the approaching storm.

The video had racked up more than 46,000 views since it was posted early Saturday evening.

“Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool, it ain’t one of ours,” McHugh says in the video on the company’s Facebook page, which has more than 200,000 likes.

The park’s alligators will likely ride out any storm that comes through Central Florida under water, with an occasional trip to the surface to grab some air.

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It is unclear how many of these delays and cancellations were directly related to Dorian , but many of the Florida's Gatorland says people don't need to worry about gators getting out during storm. "Rest assured, if you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ' t one

The CEO and president of Gatorland posted a video on Facebook on Saturday explaining how the park is preparing for Hurricane Dorian . "If you see an alligator swimming down your street or sitting in your pool , it ain ' t one of ours ," McHugh said.

Meanwhile, park staff will stay at Gatorlando during the storm, ready to assess and repair damage to the park once winds drop below tropical-storm levels.

As for the gators, these storms are nothing new for them, McHugh said in the video.

“They have been around for 75 million years,” he said. “It ain’t their first rodeo with a nasty storm.”

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