Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

No Gators Will Escape In Florida, They Said. Everything Will Be Fine, They Said

"Narrator: They all escaped."

Posted on September 10, 2017, at 11:26 a.m. ET

As Florida feels the impact of Hurricane Irma, gator parks (some of them hosting thousands of alligators on their properties) said they were well-prepared. One park in Orlando told Huff Post, "None of our animals are getting out.”

Rhona Wise / AFP / Getty Images

“We have a detailed hurricane procedure in place,” said park director Mike Hileman. “We have double fences, a large perimeter fence that goes around the entire property.”

Hileman was so confident that their gators will not run loose that he added, "If you see an alligator floating down the street right by your house, it ain’t ours."

But when HuffPost ran with the headline "Gator Park...Promises None Will Escape", people suddenly became afraid of the very real threat of alligators escaping in flood waters — and absolutely no one was reassured.

"Yeah, mhmm, sure. Sure, two-thousand-alligator park, sure."

Some pointed out how this is exactly what someone would say as their famous last words BEFORE THOUSANDS OF ALLIGATORS SWAM LOOSE.

I believe this is what you call foreshadowing

@HuffPost Try "we'll do our best to keep the public safe". When you say "none will escape" that's just inviting Mu…

The "promise" reminded many of famous plot lines of movie franchies like Sharknado and Jurassic Park.


This is the plot of Jurassic Park

Where, uh, if you remember all of the animals escaped and began terrorizing people.

The jokes, of course, began. "UPDATE: The park's lone computer programmer has shut down the security system and disappeared into the storm."

UPDATE: the park's lone computer programmer has shut down the security system and disappeared into the storm.

"What could possibly go wrong?"

What could possiBLY go wrong?

"Narrator: They were wrong."

They don't intend to escape. They intend to rule.

The jokes had people chuckling...very nervously.

Just look at this smug gator, plotting his freedom.

Rhona Wise / AFP / Getty Images

In all seriousness, if you're in Florida please be on the look out for displaced wildlife and animals! Zoos and marine parks have taken precautions to shelter their animals, but this Huff Post story may have jinxed us all.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.