TALLAHASSEE — A person was taking part in together with his canine at a Florida park when it was attacked by an alligator, dragged into the water and eaten earlier this month, wildlife officers stated.
Joshua Wells informed wildlife authorities that he was taking part in together with his unleashed canine close to water at a preferred park in Tallahassee on June 6 when the alligator snatched his canine, in keeping with a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee.
Wells, 44, stated he grabbed the alligator, cuffing its legs, however realized that was harmful, in keeping with the report.
“He stated he rapidly realized that was not a good suggestion and let the alligator go,” the report stated.
Wildlife officers later trapped two alligators within the space — one which was 9-feet, 2-inches (2.8 meters) lengthy and one other that was 6-feet, 6-inches (2 meters) lengthy. A trapper discovered the canine’s physique floating under the floor of the water in the identical space the place the bigger alligator was caught.
A wildlife officer returned the canine’s stays to Wells, the report stated.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee says critical accidents attributable to alligators are uncommon in Florida. The wildlife company recommends maintaining pets on leashes close to water as a result of they usually resemble alligators’ pure prey.