Legend from Florida saves drowning puppy from jaws of Alligator
As you lot know, we are big fans of dogs here at Ozzy Man Reviews. Generally speaking, we’re fans of most animals, and we even tend to love the big reptiles like crocs and alligators. Of course, if we’re forced to choose, we’re taking the dog’s side every time. That’s why we’re stoked this video turned out so well. Watch it to see a bloke save his puppy from a friggen alligator!
Yeah, nah, we’re gonna assume you’ve seen Happy Gilmore and remember the part where Happy wrestles the gator that took Chubs’s hand fondly.
That s**t’s got nothing on this. The footage shows Richard Wilbanks wrestle an alligator that’s dragged his puppy Gunner into a pond.
The footage, which was captured thanks to a partnership between The Florida Wildlife Federation and the fStop Foundation, shows Wilbanks leaping into the water, grabbing the gator and prying its jaws open as he fights desperately for his dog’s life.
Talking about the incident, Wilbanks explained that Gunner was relatively unscathed. “He had one little puncture-wound. My hand was just chewed up.”
And he reckons that rescuing the little fella was a complete no-brainer. “He (the gator) just came out like a missile. They’re like children to us and I’m glad I was able to save Gunner’s life!”
Amazingly, Wilbanks and his missus aren’t worried about the gator staying in the pond. He says it’s a learning experience, and Mrs Wilbanks reckons that, “It gives us a new appreciation. They’re wild animals and we’re lucky to share the space with them.”
Fortunately, the gator was only small. This seems like it could have been a whole lot worse.
Final thought: This is bloody crazy stuff. We like to think we’d do the same thing, but bloody Richard’s got balls of steel. Deadset, what a top bloke. If you see him around, buy him a bloody beer. Cheers, Richard, ya big bloody legend.
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H/T: NY POST.