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