A 75-year-old man in Palm Harbor, FL had to fight off an alligator after it came out of a pond behind his home and grabbed his daughter’s dog. The dog's name is Osi, who was in the middle of doing his doggy business when an almost 8 foot alligator grabbed onto his backside.
Here's what the man had to say:
“He was squealing a good bit when the thing grabbed him. I go up and slip and fall on my rear end, and the two of us are tugging. Alligator is going one way, I’m going the other.”
Buddy Ackerman says he kicked the alligator in the snout twice and got Osi loose.
“The thing opened his mouth and backed up a little.”
Buddy was watching Osi for his daughter while she was on vacation.