Florida Man Jumps on 12-Foot Alligator’s Back to Save His Dog, Reports Say

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A couple walking their dog in a Florida park encountered an alligator that tried to snatch the pooch however, the man was able to free his pet by jumping on the reptile’s back, per The Post

The incident occurred Friday at Riverside Park in Oviedo, Florida. According to city officials,

“a 12-foot alligator”

leaped out of the water and clenched the dog in its mouth. The owner jumped on the gator’s back, freeing the dog. 

Park staff were informed of the incident and contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), who then captured the alligator later that day. The reptile was euthanized, according to Fox 35 Orlando.

“Dog owners are highly discouraged from walking their pets near any body of water due to the dense alligator population, especially during alligator mating season,”

city communication manager Lisa McDonald told Fox News.

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