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Who is Richard Wilbanks? Man saves dog from alligator

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A Florida man, Richard Wilbanks, was hailed by Netizens for his courageous act after he rescued his dog from the jaws of an alligator.

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The video which went viral showed 74 years-old Richard jumping into the pond to remove his puppy from the alligator.

The puppy named Gunner was 3-month-old at that time.

“We were just out for a Sunday morning stroll, and walking by the edge of the pond,” Wilbanks told Fox News.

“All of a sudden an alligator came out from under the water and grabbed hold of Gunner and was heading back in the water and swimming off with him.”

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Richard said he jumped in and got hold of the alligator and got Gunner out. The puppy had one puncture wound.

The incident which happened in November 2020, was re-shared on social media.

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