Florida man wades through pond to rescue puppy from alligator's jaws
This is the heroic moment a pensioner waded into a pond to save his puppy from the jaws of an alligator.
Richard Wilbanks, 74, was taking the dog, named Gunner, for a walk near his retirement home when the reptile leapt from the water in Estero, Florida.
The alligator grabbed the pooch, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and dragged it into the pond.
Richard bravely waded into the water to grab the alligator and prise open its deadly jaws to free the pet dog.
He succeeded and Gunner