There are many people who are willing to go to any length for their dogs. They would even put their lives in risk at times. We’ve all heard stories about pet owners putting their own lives in j𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑦 to 𝑠𝑎𝑣𝑒 the life of their favorite pet.
Evening walks before sunsets are a common part of the routine for dog owners, particularly those who live in Florida. This pattern, however, has entirely changed for one Florida woman foll𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 a 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑐 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 in which her dog was 𝑏𝑖𝑡ten by an alligator on their nighttime promenade, as was her.
For example, a 74-year-old woman 𝑏𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒s 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡 an alligator to 𝑠𝑎𝑣𝑒 her golden dog. Suzan Marciano, of Boca Raton, Florida, was wal𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 her dog Nalu near a lake one evening when she was 𝑎.𝑡.𝑡.𝑎𝑐𝑘ed.
They decided to swim in the lake after playing fetch, and the dog was 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡-deep in water. Suzan, on the other hand, remembered how f𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡ening it was to see one 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘 spot approaching her dog slowly.
The b𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 spot was an alligator more than six feet long, and Nalu was in the 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟’s jaws in an instant. The woman didn’t hesitate for a second and leapt into action to release the dog. She claimed to have slammed 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 on the alligator with all her weight.
The alligator had let off of Nalu, but his focus had shifted to Suzan. It 𝑏𝑖𝑡 her hard, and she said she was in a state of 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑐𝑘. She was not in any 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛. They managed to flee, but both were 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙ly ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑡 and had to go to the hospital. Suzan got five 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑐ℎes in her hand, and the dog needed two hours of 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑦 for 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑s on her stomach and leg.
This encounter had a profound effect on both of them. They were both taken aback by what had happened to them. Suzan stated that she had not visited the park in weeks. It was a 𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡. They were quite fortunate to have escaped, and we are relieved that they have recovered.