A 74-year-old man dives into the water to rescue his dog from an alligator’s jaws.
ADRENALINE IS WHAT DRIVES HIM TO DESPERATELY DIVE INTO A POND TO SAVE HIS LOVED DOG FROM AN ALLIGATOR’S POWERFUL JAWS.
The man jumps into the water in an attempt to free his beloved puppy from an alligator’s jaws. (Video)
Cameras positioned in the region to record wildlife were able to record the rescue. According to the regional policy director of the organization, Meredith Budd, employees of the Florida Wildlife Federation found the attack after they looked through the camera’s memory card. When he heard his puppy sobbing, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Gunner’s owner, 74-year-old Richard Wilbanks, went out for a walk. At his Lee County house, an alligator in the backyard pond had snatched the dog and dragged it under.
A gator jumped out of the water and seized the dog as the man was strolling along the pond’s edge close to his home in the village of Estero in southwest Florida. The terrified puppy was released after Wilbanks dove into the water and forced open the alligator’s jaws. Richard claimed that adrenaline made him jump into a pond in a last-ditch effort to save his pet puppy from an alligator’s powerful teeth. Wilbanks told the newspaper, “It was like a missile.” “It struck like a snake even though we were barely a few feet away. I raced in as it had Gunner in its vice.
In the footage, Wilbanks is seen grappling with the alligator close to the water.
Gunner can be heard yelping and barking in the footage as Richard groans and tries to get the alligator’s jaws off the dog. The man eventually frees the dog after engaging the alligator in a vicious struggle while holding a cigar in his mouth. Gunner exits the yard as soon as he is no longer in danger. In the water, Wilbanks and the alligator are still scuffling. Doctors discovered a puncture hole when Wilbanks and his wife brought Gunner to an animal hospital. He said that only a small amount of water was seen in the puppy’s lungs on the X-rays, and that the puppy spent a few days in the hospital recovering. Observe the video, Richard Wilbanks, who leapt out of his recliner in the backyard to help, stated, “Instinct just took over and adrenaline kicked in.”
The alligator’s mouth cut Richard’s hands, so he sought medical attention and got tetanus shots. His injuries have now recovered.