Army Veteran Battles Alligator To Save His Rescued Dog

What would you do if your dog was attacked by a 13-foot-long alligator? Trent Tweddale will do anything for his rescued dog, Loki. That much became clear when the military veteran risked his life to battle an alligator that attacked his 6-year-old dog during a morning walk on their Florida farm.

“The dog had his front paws within the river here that swelled in any case the rain, and therefore the dog was attacked by a gator,” Tweddale told WFLA, recollecting how the gator suddenly grabbed the dog by one leg and tried to tug Loki underwater. But the previous Army sergeant wasn’t getting to let Loki without a fight, though that meant battling with a 13-foot gator. “I grabbed the dog’s collar to undertake to tug him back, and that I ended up during a tug-of-war match with this gator, and therefore the gator wasn't letting go,” the veteran recollected. “So I abandoning of the collar, and that I got about knee-deep into the water and began pounding on the gator’s head until he eventually abandoning .”

Incredibly, the veteran survived this terrifying ordeal with only minor scratches, but the poor dog wasn’t so lucky. “When I pulled him copy, the bones were out and it's just like the arm was just hanging by a shred,” Tweddale said of his dog, who's leg was almost entirely severed in the coup de main . “They put metal plates and screws in and were ready to reconstruct it that way. We’re hoping that he can regain full use of his paws after this.”

Regardless, Tweddale is decided to seek out Loki’s attacker while the poor pup recovers from his emergency surgery. “We haven’t had any luck yet,” said Loki’s loyal owner, who has found out an alligator trap on his property to assist protect his dog from future attacks. “We love our dog tons and I’d fight tooth and nail for him.”

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