ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman who walked into Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge on Sunday claiming that a stranger handed her a newborn baby was later determined to be the child's mother, deputies say.

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The woman entered the lobby at about 2 a.m. with the baby. She said that an "unknown female" had given her the child while she was outside, Orange County deputies said.

Reedy Creek firefighters arrived and took the baby to Celebration Hospital. 

The baby, according to authorities, is in good health.

Deputies later found the woman who dropped off the newborn at the resort and interviewed her. She was taken to a facility for "evaluation and treatment," Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said in a news release.

The Sheriff's Office as well as the Florida Department of Children and Families was investigating.

Florida has a safe haven law. It allows a parent to drop off an infant (up to seven days old) at any EMS facility, fire station or hospital in the state, no questions asked.