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Puppy pried from gator’s mouth by his human doing just fine

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Richard Wilbanks had gotten a 2-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel just a few days before his encounter with a small gator.The dramatic rescue has since gone viral for Wilbanks’ heroic actions while saving his pup named Gunner.“I turned around, I heard him yelp and I turned around and I saw the alligator swimming off with him and I just jumped in the water,” Wilbanks, a 74-year-old resident of Lee County, said. “(I) caught up with the alligator and grabbed him and wrestled him up to the bank and then had to pry his mouth open to get Gunner out.”[TRENDING: Hundreds line up for free turkeys | COVID-19 vaccine FAQs | 11 things to be thankful for during pandemic]The images of the dramatic rescue were captured Oct.

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