Gator kills dog during game of fetch

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A pit bull puppy was killed by an alligator Monday after a game of fetch in an Orlando lake.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, a man was walking his 10-month-old pit bull puppy around a lake in Eagles Nest Park in Orlando Monday afternoon when he stopped to throw a stick in the lake for the puppy to retrieve. The dog was walking along the shore after retrieving the stick when an 8 to 11-foot alligator came out of the lake, attacked the dog and dragged it in to the water.

The man was unable to find the dog after the attack. FWC was contacted and a nuisance alligator trapper responded.

The trapper was on scene Monday afternoon but at last check had not located the alligator.


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