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Gator Attacks, Eats Weimariner

10:54 AM, Jun 27, 2011   |    comments
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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- An 8-foot-10-inch alligator attacked and killed a weimariner dog in suburban Broward County earlier this month as the dog's owner watched in horror, wildlife officials said.

On June 9, Beatrisz Duque was walking her two dogs, one with a leash and the other without, near a lake on Hiatus Road in Plantation.

Her weimariner walked down the canal bank and was snatched by the alligator, an incident report stated. The alligator resurfaced several times with the dead dog in its mouth, the report said.

Duque notified the police department who in turn contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservationists.

When officials arrived, Duque was inside of her home grieving. Her daughter stayed outside to answer questions. Duque still couldn't talk about the incident Friday and cried when asked about what happened to her dog over the phone.

The trapper who arrived at the scene used a fishing pole and snatch hook to capture the alligator. It was later killed, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife.

NBC Miami

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