In Florida, any time you’re near some water, you need to be on the look out for alligators. A couple was taking their dog for a walk at Riverside Park in Oviedo, when a 12-foot alligator came out of the water and snatched the dog. According to the New York Post, the quick thinking doggy owner jumped on the gators back and was able to free the dog from the gators mouth.
The next day, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped the gator and euthanized it. The gator was measured at 12-feet, six-inches long.
The dog is reportedly receiving treatment at a local animal hospital. [Source: New York Post]
A couple was walking their dog at a Central Florida park last week when a large alligator came out of the water and snatched their dog. https://t.co/VNXmS6whnk— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) May 15, 2023
Reminder to all the new comers to Florida. Alligators are most active and aggressive during mating season, which lasts from April to June. Male gators are on the prowl for a female and will defend their territory, no matter what it is. Also this might be the most important piece of advice…. DON’T FEED THEM!
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