It seemed like a usual morning walk for Michael Rubin, 45, of Coral Springs, Florida, with his two dogs, Jasmine, a six-month old Golden Retriever, and Frisbee, a 10-year-old Border Collie. He thought he was far away from the alligators that lurk in the Everglades nearby.
Like an exuberant puppy that knows no danger, Jasmine was running ahead of them toward a pond when suddenly Rubin heard yelps. When he got to the pond, he saw Jasmine’s head in the mouth of a six foot alligator.
He jumped into water up to his neck and started beating on the alligator with his fists. Just as the beast started to take the dog underwater, Rubin grabbed the dog and somehow pried her loose from the jaws.
He rushed her to the animal hospital where she was treated for cuts and puncture wounds and sent home in good condition with pain medication.
One lucky dog—one lucky owner.
Frisbee, the Border Collie, seems to have been a spectator to all the action.