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

The man said he was out walking his dog when an eight-foot alligator came out of a retention pond and snatched his dog.
Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot 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. Neither animal was injured.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Florida wildlife officials came and trapped the gator later that day.