Disaster Nearly Avoided When A Dog Noticed Gator In Storm Waters After Hurricane Irma

USATODAY_AnimalkindPublished: September 20, 2017Updated: September 21, 20172,819 views
Published: September 20, 2017Updated: September 21, 2017

Corina Cox, 37, was evacuated from her home in Kissame, 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.”

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.

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.” she finishes.

She then adds that the gator stayed in that pond, probably in the hopes of his snack returning to him.

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.

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