This past week, a trail cam captured 74-year-old Richard Wilbanks diving into a pond after his 3-month-old puppy Gunner was snatched by an alligator and dragged into the water.
Wilbanks managed to get a hold of the gator, drag him to shore, pry his jaws open, and get poor Gunner to safety. You can hear Gunner whimpering in the video, and Wilbanks groaning as he struggles with the gator. It looks like a scene from a movie, but for the most part, everybody was uninjured.
“He had one little puncture wound, and my hands were just chewed up.”