Dog Is Completely Unaware Of Alligator Inches Away In Pond

Published September 14, 2017 200,691 Views

Hurricane Irma sure left some devastation in Florida, to say the least. But when the storm passed, people were eager to get out of their shelters, to breathe some fresh air and stretch their legs. The storm might be over, but there are other types of danger that might be lurking in the flooded streets.
Corina didn’t think twice when she took her dog Pokey for a swim in a nearby pond after the weather settled. But what was supposed to be a quick and relaxing outing could turn into a bloodbath in the blink of an eye, because they both didn’t notice the predator in the murky waters.

Corina Cox, 37, was evacuated from her home in Kisame, Florida, after the storm hit and had taken her dog, Pokey, to stretch his legs and enjoy a swim in the storm waters. Corina said: “I was looking through my phone directly at Pokey and not watching my surroundings at all. It looks like Pokey saw it and jumped out to see what it was, it must have startled the alligator.”

Pokey makes his way into the water before the alligator can be seen appearing above the surface just inches away from the pup. ”When I saw the gator pop up next to him I just started pulling in his retractable leash as fast as possible. It scared me so bad that I couldn’t stand up and had jelly legs crawling up to the house.”

“It scared me so bad that I couldn’t stand up and had jelly legs crawling up to the house. “The gator stayed there for about an hour till the wind started to pick up from Irma. “I imagine he was waiting for him to come back so he could eat him. “I definitely learned a lesson on many levels.” she finishes.

That must have been such a scary and creepy experience for her and probably for her dog too! We don’t want to imagine what would have happened if she didn’t react so quickly. We are very relieved that the story had a happy ending and that the dog is okay. This is a story that turns into a lesson.

When we are talking our dogs on walk or swims, we should always keep an eye on them. Dogs are your best friends and your guardians, so don’t forget to their guardian and best friend too! They deserve all the love and protection.

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