Man Saves Puppy from Alligator

James Marshall
November 22, 2020

A video that is viral on the internet right now shows a Florida man fighting an alligator after it tried to snatch his pet dog away.

According to a report by Charleston's ABC News 4, Richard Wilbanks went into a pond and pried open an alligators mouth to save his puppy, Gunner, after he was pulled under by the beast.

Wilbanks immediately jumped into the water to save his beloved canine companion.

In the video, you could see the man coming out of the water, struggling to open the jaws of the alligator, which are really strong.

Mr Wilbanks said he gave "no second thought" to rescuing his dog, adding: "He had one little puncture wound". "And my hands were just chewed up".

That's exactly what a Florida man recently did, and it was all caught on film by a wildlife camera. It's part of a campaign called "Sharing the Landscape", aiming to help people appreciate and understand the wildlife they live near. Now, though, Wilbanks is sure to keep Gunner on a leash and away from the water.

"He just came out like a missile", Wilbanks said.

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