Florida Man Saves Dog From Gator

Here’s a Florida man story that’ll make the Sunshine State (and everyone else) proud.


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From The New York Post:

An unnamed Nokomis, Fla., resident wasted no time when he realized his Labrador retriever had fallen into a canal behind his house — and was being eaten alive by a 6- to 8-foot-long alligator.

“The homeowner heard a commotion and ran out. Saw the alligator had the dog. He jumped in the canal, pried the alligator’s mouth open, and got the dog,” Lt. Rob Gerkin of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission told WWSB/ABC7 on a Facebook Live broadcast.

“We got a happy ending to this one,” said Gerkin. “They don’t always happen that way.”

The man and his chocolate lab both managed to survive the Aug. 2 incident — with the owner’s injuries minor enough that he was able to take the dog to the vet himself.

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