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Man pried gator’s jaw open to save puppy

It was man vs. alligator in the fight to save a puppy’s life. Richard Wilbanks was walking near a pond when an approximately 3-foot long gator snatched his 3-month-old puppy, Gunner, and pulled the dog under water. Fox News reports a camera placed by Florida Wildlife officials caught the 74-year-old man jumping in, grabbing the gator and prying it’s jaws open. Wilbanks said it was extremely difficult pulling its jaws apart. His hand were chewed up. Gunner suffered a single puncture to the midsection and was patched by a vet. Wilbanks says he wants to remind folks with pets to stay away from the edge of water.

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