Nov 21, 2020
CNN – A Florida man chased an alligator under water and rescued his 3-month-old puppy from the jaws of death.
Richard Wilbanks, 74, of Estero pried the gator’s jaws open to free Gunner, his Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
“We were just out walking by the pond,” Wilbanks told CNN, “and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast.”
He said adrenaline or instinct kicked in, and “I just automatically jumped into the water.”
Holding the alligator wasn’t so tough, but prying open the jaws was “extremely hard,” he said.
Wilbanks said his hands were “chewed up,” and he went to a doctor for a tetanus shot.
Gunner had one puncture wound in his belly and did fine after a trip to the veterinarian’s office … Read more.
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