Man Chases Alligator Under Water, Pries Open The Gator's Mouth To Save His Puppy

November 22, 2020

A man in Florida saved his dog from the jaws of an alligator and it was all captured on video by a nearby wildlife camera.

man saves puppy from alligator

Richard Wilbanks didn't think twice before he jumped into the water, wrestling the alligator to save his puppy Gunner's life.

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

He pried opened the alligator's mouth until it released his dog.

"[He] had one little puncture wound. My hands were just chewed up," Wilbanks said. "But I was able to save Gunner's life."

Wilbanks calls it a learning experience and plans to keep Gunner away from the water from now on, and always on a leash.

Watch the video below.

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