• Florida man pries open alligator's jaws to rescue dog

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    NOKOMIS, Fla. -

    A Florida man jumped into a canal Friday and pried open an alligator’s jaws to rescue his dog, wildlife officials said. 

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    The man was inside his home and his chocolate Labrador was outside when he heard noises coming from the canal out back, WWSB reported.


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    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the man saw his dog in the canal with an alligator. He immediately jumped in, pulled apart the nine-foot alligator’s jaws and rescued his dog, WWSB reported.

    Officials said the man and his dog suffered minor injuries and are expected to recover, WWSB reported.

    A trapper was called out to capture the alligator.


     

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