Man Fights Off Alligator And Jabs Its Eyes To Free His Beloved Dog

A man took the ultimate risk when he jammed the eye of an alligator to save his beloved pet dog’s life.

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The man and his dog are both recovering after the gator attacked his pet dog during a walk this week in Holiday, Florida.

Mike McCoy and his friend walk their dogs together every day, but on Tuesday morning, a gator grabbed his 8-month-old dog, Jake. “I didn’t see it, but I knew it because of the death cry,” he said. “So that was it … gotta get him. And I did, thank you, Jesus.”

McCoy had to act fast to save his dog and the ordeal lasted just a few minutes. “So I stuck my thumb through his eye … picked him up so he couldn’t get anywhere and he finally let go of my dog,” he explained.

“And before he swam off, he busts me with a hand bite. And that was it.” The 62-year-old said he didn’t even think twice about going after the alligator. “No second thoughts. Can’t. You don’t have time,” he said. “It’s a parental instinct. But I’m glad I have it because I wouldn’t have him.”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said they were contacted by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office around 8:30 a.m. May 11 about an alligator incident near Sweetbriar Drive.

The FWC said it is investigating and coordinating with a contracted “nuisance alligator” trapper. The gator was caught on Thursday and FWC said it was 7 feet long.

McCoy is relieved that the alligator was caught because of how close it was to a school. “I think we were put there for a reason,” he said. “So maybe God wanted me there with him so, problem resolved?”

McCoy and his dog are both but it could have ended badly, “We could have came out a heck of a lot worse. I mean, I have no tendon damage [or] broken bones,” he said. “He has no broken bones or punctures to his vitals.”

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