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Monday, 27 July 2015

Florida Woman Rescues Her Dog From An Alligator

Florida Woman Rescues Her Dog From An Alligator
Image Source - www.wtsp.com
Sounds like some sort of terrifying nightmare right?
For one woman, this nightmare came true. Imagine, hearing your dog literally screaming, as you get a chill down your spine because you know something horrifying is happening. Florida woman - Lori Beiswenger had to act fast, and if not for her fast actions, the result would have certainly been fatal, as an alligator was dragging Hope (her 9 year old dog) down into the water.


You have all heard the term "cats have 9 lives," but what about dogs? In doing research about this story, I discovered that this was not Hope's first brush with death. She was adopted before she was to be Euthanized, and had also previously been hit by a car. Add being attacked by an alligator to this pups list, and she is definitely one lucky girl!


So what exactly happened?

When Lori heard the screams of her dog, she immediately took action. She ran to the alligator, and began pulling on it's tail so that it would let go of the dog.

According to www.wtsp.com - Lori stated that all she kept saying was "you're not getting her."

When the alligator let go, the dogs body was floating in the water. A volunteer at the golf course (which is where the horrifying event took place) grabbed a shovel to fish the body out of the water. Of course, the worst was expected, but Hope took off running up the bank as soon as she was out of the water.

Florida Woman Rescues Her Dog From An Alligator
Image source - www.wtps.com
Hope suffered a severed artery as well as several other wounds, but is now healing, and after lots of love and rest, she will be just fine - all thanks to a loving dog mom, and her unwillingness to let her dog go to the gators! That is one determined mom, and I applaud her for not giving up on Hope. We wish them both all the best in the future, and paws crossed that this was Hope's last brush with death!




You can also watch a short news clip on the incident.



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32 comments:

  1. How very scary! That dog is super lucky! We are not Florida fans because we don't like the hot and humid weather and Mom is scared to death of reptiles. It is so creepy when we are there and go out walking and see those scary gators. The locals always say they are harmless, but we don't buy it and Mom scoots us along. We also stay clear of all the ponds just in case. Been down there a few times on vacation but we are happy we don't live there, it is not for us.

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    1. Oh boy, I know what you mean!!! I am not a fan of Florida either, for the heat, the gators and the bugs too!!!!

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  2. I would wrestle a gator to get my boys back! LOL! They are very dangerous to small animals and we usually read about one or two not being rescued each year. We don't mess with alligators, but we will eat them battered up and fried! YUMMY!

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    1. Don't mess with peeps from the Bayou eh? LOL!!! I'd wrestle them too!!!!!

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  3. Wow - how scary that must have been for the woman!!! Hope is so lucky to have such a courageous owner who loves her so much.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Oh I know, I couldn't even imagine!!!

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  4. Yikes! Sounds like Hope is one lucky dog. I got all teary eyed when the woman started telling the story, you can tell how much she loves her dog.

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    1. I know, me too. I can't imagine how scary it would have been!!!

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  5. I saw those headlines, b ut couldn't bring myself to read it. So glad the dog was okay...that was a pretty big dog too!

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    1. Yes I know what you mean!!! I was so happy to hear the dog would be ok!

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  6. What an amazing story! I'm so glad the dog is expected to make a full recovery. When I first saw the headline, I was expecting the dog to be much smaller. I've heard they usually only go after small dogs, but I'm sure they'll attack almost anything when they're hungry. Lucky pup with a great mom! :)

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    1. I know!!!! You can imagine how the whole event went down too....just wow!!!!

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  7. We saw gators when we were in TX, and I did not want to get anywhere near them! Thank goodness Hope's Mom was so brave and that Hope turned out to be OK too.
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. I know, they scare the cripes outta me!!! LOL!!

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  8. That is quite a story. The lady said she didn't think; she just did. Glad it all turned out!

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    1. I know, and i'm sure we would have done the same because how would you even have half a second to think? You would just do what it takes to save that pup!!!!

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  9. OMC. That musta been scary! The lady was very lucky she wasn't hurt too. And we're so glad the dog will be okay.

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  10. I've read lots of posts on being ready for pet emergencies--overheating, poison, hurricane evacuation. But I don't think I've ever see anyone talk about the best way to defend your pets from alligators (besides staying indoors). I wonder if the tail pulling technique is effective or if that woman and her dog were just lucky?

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    1. Good question! At the very least I would think pulling their tail would draw the attention off the dog and on to you....so um..I guess...RUNNNNN!!!

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  11. Definitely a scary story. No gators up her in the north country. But we did have a close encounter with a bear this spring. Thankfully it wasn't as close as the gator. I am not up for wrestling a bear. I might not win.

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    1. No gators here either, and luckily I have never seen a bear up close!!!!!

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  12. I really like alligators but that is just too darn scary.

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    1. OMG I know! Except that I don't like gators!!! LOL They scare me!!!

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  13. That is REALLY frightening!! So glad that the woman was able to save her dog!! Yes, I do love to go to Florida...but we go before it gets too hot and humid and we stay away from the ponds and stuff...because of the gators! They are SCARY!!

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  14. I couldn't believe it when I heard that story; on the one hand I commend the lady for fighting off an alligator but on the other I was like - Why the heck was your dog off leash on a Florida golf course!? Where there are golf courses there's usually some water and where there's fresh water in Florida, there's usually gators! DUH!!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Ahhhh so very true!!! And she even owns the golf course too!!!

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  15. I am sure glad the story had a happy ending.

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