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An alligator attacked his dog. So, the 75-year-old Florida man kicked it in the snout

Associated Press
Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog.

Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium last week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning walk.

He kicked the gator until it let go of the golden retriever. Neither animal was injured. 

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Florida wildlife officials trapped the gator later that day.