A cute little pup was taken out of death’s grip, really in the nick of time. A little savviness, proactiveness, & a whole lot of adrenaline saved the day.
It’s from a video I came across, by now probably showing all over social media. At a pond in southwest Florida, a man can be seen jumping into a pond. With nothing more than his hands, he takes hold of a small gator. At the same time, he manages to free its lunch, who happens to be the man’s pet.
This was in the city of Estero. The guy suddenly started to hear whining coming from the outside of his house where he was in. His canine is named Gunner, a small Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, then at three months of age.
You may be wondering, who had the foresight to be recording this just as it happened? Well, it happened to be an initiative by a hunter’s organization. The Florida Wildlife Federation Foundation has put static cameras on the property of some of their member’s organization.
Sharing the Landscape is how the initiative is called. It wasn’t until the memory card was routinely swapped that the awesome save was acknowledge. The one saving its own puppy happens to be one of the initiative’s participants.
Due to the nature of the project, the camera is set up so it would unobtrusively capture wildlife. That may be a main reason why the participant homeowner doing its own rescue didn’t think it was being recorded. Well, that & probably the adrenaline rush he experienced throughout the ordeal.
You’ve likely to have come across other stories involving similar acts of adrenaline-fueled emotional heroism, never mind one’s health condition. The one coming to mind is of the woman lifting a car when her kids are trapped beneath it. I’m pretty sure the last thing on their minds was if someone was recording them for ‘bragging rights’.
Below’s what you’re probably wanting to see, while warning that to some, the following images may be of a sensitive nature.
saved the puppy from getting eaten by an alligator and never dropped his cigar, a true legend pic.twitter.com/ryRSfZqOsy
— juan vidal (@itsjuanlove) November 22, 2020