Florida Woman Says A Huge Alligator Ate Her Dog while she was walking him in the Auburndale area of Florida earlier this week.
Cynthia Robinson said she was out with Tank, her dog, in the Auburndale area when a huge 10 feet alligator came from behind and pulled him into a pond.
During an interview with WFLA, Cynthia shared what happened.
She said, “My dog didn’t even know what happened to him. He had that look like, [he was] yelping. He was like ‘Help me mama,’ but I couldn’t do anything. He came back up and I [spotted] my white dog in his mouth. He just sat there with my dog in his mouth.”
Cynthia added, “All I could do was stand there and watch my dog get eat,” she said. “And I just don’t want it to happen to no one else or a kid or anything. He was so fast. He took my dog, and he was gone… Tank didn’t even stand a chance.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, tried to track down the 10-foot gator.
The Auburndale Park was also closed temporarily.
Alligator trappers were also called in.
Experts believe that the 10-foot alligator saw the dog and took it for prey while it was walking near the pond.
Cynthia is worried that something similar to this can happen to someone else’s pet.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said, “Animals that resemble their natural prey, such as dogs and cats, are more susceptible to being bitten by crocodiles when in or near the water. Do not allow pets to swim, exercise, or drink in water that may contain crocodiles as they resemble natural prey items of crocodiles. Always keep pets at a safe distance from the water.”
The Polk County Parks and Natural Resources Division released a statement about the incident.
The spokesperson said the County is saddened to hear about the loss of the family pet of Robinson.