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Man Forces Open Alligator’s Jaws to Save Dog

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Heroic acts are not only limited to superheroes, even ordinary day to day human beings conduct them.

Dogs are known to be loyal animals. They would do anything for their human owner. This story is about a human who would do anything for his dog. 

A man from Florida saved his dog from the scary jaws of an alligator by prying the alligator’s mouth open, allowing the dog to escape. 

Gutter’ the puppy was saved by his owner Richard. This amazing human was waist-deep in a pond, trying to drag the alligator to the shore and pry open its mouth. He wrestled the alligator for over 20 seconds. Richard did this all while having a cigarette in his mouth. 

Richard jumped into the water as soon as he saw his precious dog dragged into the water by an alligator. The whole incident gave him an adrenaline rush. 

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He manages to free the whining puppy, who then runs to the shore for safety.

3-month-old Gutter suffered from one small wound, while Richard got some cuts on his hands. Even Richard’s wife couldn’t believe what happened. Thankfully they only suffered minor injuries.

Thanks to the surveillance camera placed in his backyard for a research project, the incident was recorded and shared across social media ever since. 

Although these sorts of occurrences occur fairly often in Florida, they are rarely captured on camera. The camera belongs to the Florida Wildlife Federation and the fSTOP Foundation. 

Gutter is now afraid of going near the water, and Richard will be using a leash when taking Gutter for daily walks. Gator attacks are sporadic in Florida and are about one in 3.1 million.

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I don’t think I would have to courage to wrestle an alligator, would you? 

Alligators can be pretty dangerous. Dogs are more than likely to be attacked as they look similar to gators prey. Make sure you don’t take your dogs anywhere near one. 

Alligators are found in slow-moving rivers, ponds, lakes, and swamps. There’s a difference between crocodiles and alligators. Crocodiles have long, pointed v-shaped snouts, where are alligators have broad, rounded u-shaped snouts. The crocodile’s upper jaw and lower jaw are the same sizes, exposing their interlocking teeth, which creates a toothy looking grin compared to the alligator’s jaw.

When an alligator hears a splash, it means it’s a form of a food source.

Animals and children should not be allowed to swim or play near the water’s edge of waters inhabited by alligators, as a splash potentially means a food source is in the water. 

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How can you scare an alligator away.

Running away is your best option. A distance of about 20 feet is usually all it takes to get safely away from an alligator. 

Alligators aren’t made to run after their prey. Making a lot of noise could probably scare it off before any attacks begin.

Feature image is taken from YouTube video.

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