A Florida woman rescued her dog from the grips of an alligator.
Lori Beiswenger wrestled a 7.5-foot alligator after it dragged her dog Hope into a pond.
“I wasn’t thinking,” Beiswenger said. “It was the dumbest, bravest thing I’ve ever done, but I wasn’t gonna let [Hope] go.”
She explains: “I just said, ‘God, no, this can’t be happening, this can’t be happening.’”
Beiswenger, who owns Point O’ Woods Golf Course, grabbed the gator’s tail and wouldn’t let go until the alligator released her dog.
Jody Daniels, a volunteer at the golf course, lifted Hope’s body out of the water with a shovel and brought her up onto the ground. Beiswenger’s dog of nine years suffered several injuries, including a severed artery.
This was not Hope’s first run-in with death. Hope was adopted before she was about to be put down, and was also hit by a car.
Following the alligator incident, Hope has had surgery and is recovering well. “I love this dog, there was nothing, I wasn’t going to lose her,” Beiswenger said.
h/t: CBS News
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