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Florida man battles 7-foot gator to save little dog ‘Bounce’

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

A Florida man proved just how much he loved his dog when he battled a seven-foot alligator to save its life. 

Steve Gustafson said he looked up and saw the gator swimming away with his little dog “Bounce,” so he jumped into the water and grabbed hold of the gator’s back leg. While it was a risky decision, Gustafson said he had no choice.

“What choice did I have? That’s my best friend. I didn’t think, you just react,” he said.

Gustafson got Bounce back and the two swam to safety.

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