With all of the bad shit happening in Florida–pretty much all due to asshole supreme, Governor Ron DeSantis–lurking alligators seem like one of the state’s least horrifying attributes these days, which could be why one Florida man who fell into a pond and had his arm bitten off by one doesn’t seem to be that bothered by it.
I know I’m not alone in side-eyeing any mentions of people doing things in Florida at this point, for reasons we all understand. At least this one has a happy ending and a cute, scampering puppy as our reward for reading “Florida” and “gator” and still clicking on the link.
According to WINK News, Richard Wilbanks and his dog, Gunner, were out on a hike in the village of Estero, when the pup wandered into a pond and landed in the jaws of an alligator. The whole scene was captured by surveillance cameras, a collaboration between the Florida Wildlife Federation and the fSTOP Foundation: