Caught on cam: Owner saves pup from gator's jaws
The moment a man saved his dog from an alligator's jaws was caught on video.
This is the moment Richard Wilbanks wrestles an alligator to save his dog's life. He just came out like a missile. The sound of his puppies cries are too upsetting, so we're not sharing it. They're like Children to us. Wilbanks pried open the gator's mouth and saved his dog gunner. They had one little puncture wound. My hands were just shoot up even after being dragged underwater in the jaws of a gator. Gunner is doing just fine that I was ableto save Gunners life. But how did this terrifying encounter get recorded? The answer. Ah, partnership between the Florida Wildlife Federation and the F Stop Foundation and the video was jarring. MEREDITH, but is the regional policy director at the Florida Wildlife Federation. They typically capture videos of things like deer or bobcats. Not this, and it's all part of a campaign called Sharing the Landscape. We live on a shared landscape. We don't just want to tolerate wildlife, but rather we want to thrive with wildlife on a shared landscape. Their goal is to help people appreciate and understand the wildlife they live near, and, by doing so, help reduce the conflicts that can sometimes happen between people and nature. It gives us a new appreciation. We do need to be where they are wild animals. They're not here for our benefit. We're very lucky to share the space with him. Gunners now a little hesitant getting near the water. But because Wilbanks calls this a learning experience, he's keeping Gunner away from the water now and always on a leash. Keep your guard up, enjoy, but don't get too close.