75-year-old Florida man kicks gator, saves dog

By Associated Press
July 13, 2019

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) -- A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an 8-foot alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog.

Buddy Ackerman says the gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium earlier this week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning walk. He kicked the gator until it let go of the golden retriever. The animal was not injured.

Wildlife officials came and trapped the gator later that day.