I would not have been alarmed, but I could see a hole in the fence from the roof and I didn’t see any adults close to the child.
Retention ponds are areas that are filled with water and they are found all over the state of Florida. I’ve lived in Tampa my entire life and I’ve seen retention ponds all over the place. They can be a dangerous area, especially when they are located close to An apartment building or playgrounds. Children often go missing and they are found in these bodies of water either drowned or eaten by alligators. Alligators are one of the biggest issues we face in the Tampa area, especially when it comes to bodies of water. Tampa has an alligator attack every year and it is often because people are not being cautious or careful. My co-worker and I were working on a residential AC repair last Tuesday. We were at an apartment building that backs up to a retention pond. My coworker and 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 and I didn’t see any adults close to the child. I told my co-worker to watch the boy, because I was afraid he would end up in the water. He continued moving toward the fenced area until an old lady came running from around the corner. She looked like the boy’s grandmother and she was distraught when she found the kid heading towards the retention pond. On a hot day, the pond might look like a fun and inviting body of water but it is anything but that when alligators are lurking around every single corner.