Retention ponds are areas that are filled with water plus they are found all over the state of Florida. I have lived in Tampa our entire life plus I have seen retention ponds all over the placeâ€¦ They can be a dangerous area, especially when they are located close to An condo building or playgrounds. Children often go missing plus they are found in these bodies of water either drowned or eaten by alligators, and alligators are 1 of the largest issues the people I was with and I face in the Tampa area, especially when it comes to bodies of water. Tampa has an alligator attack every year plus it is often because people are not being cautious or careful, but my co-worker plus I were working on a residential A/C repair last Tuesday, but both of us were at an condo building that backs up to a retention pond. My coworker plus I were on the roof working on the A/C problem when I saw a small child headed towards the pond. I would not have been alarmed, even though I could see a hole in the fence from the roof plus I did not see any adults close to the child. I told our co-worker to watch the boy, because I was afraid he would end up in the water! He continued moving toward the fenced section until an old man came running from around the cornerâ€¦ She looked appreciate the boy’s Grandmother plus he was sad when he found the child heading towards the retention pond, but on a hot day, the pond might look appreciate a fun plus inviting body of water but it is anything but that when alligators are lurking around every single corner.