Skip to comments.Alligator Eats Dog in Front of Owner
Posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Huge gator snatches dog and eats it in front of its owner
An 8-foot-10-inch alligator attacked and killed a weimariner dog in suburban Broward County earlier this month as the dog's owner watched in horror, wildlife officials said.
On June 9, Beatrisz Duque was walking her two dogs, one with a leash and the other without, near a lake on Hiatus Road in Plantation.
Her weimariner walked down the canal bank and was snatched by the alligator, an incident report stated. The alligator resurfaced several times with the dead dog in its mouth, the report said.
Duque notified the police department who in turn contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservationists.
When officials arrived, Duque was inside of her home grieving. Her daughter stayed outside to answer questions. Duque still couldn't talk about the incident Friday and cried when asked about what happened to her dog over the phone.
The trapper who arrived at the scene used a fishing pole and snatch hook to capture the alligator. It was later killed, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife.
The dog’s name was Bait.
Poor woman. May God bring her comfort and replace the last memory with all the good ones they shared.
Feel sorry for the woman and dog, but at least the dog didn’t suffer too much.
But she was near a Florida swamp and should have been aware of the possibility...
That thing would be wallets, a brief case and a couple of pairs of shoes.
I’d put his head on a fence post next to the water to warn the others.
When I read this story about an alligator eating a weiner dog, I can’t help but think of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
Just a bit larger than Alberta that we “borrowed” in ‘65 in northern Indiana and forever tagged me with the nickname, “Gatornapper”.......thanks to the Indianapolis Star newspaper.....AND Walter Cronkite/CBS, Huntley-Brinkley/NBC evening news......
I’d post copies of the newspaper articles, but then the “O” spies would know who I really am.......
Looks like she has a set of lips that could do a fine job if she wasn’t so busy doing Hillary.
Sure, that's great. But in addition...
Beatrisz Duque was walking her two dogs, one with a leash and the other without, near a lake on Hiatus Road in Plantation. Her weimariner walked down the canal bank and was snatched by the alligator,...May God also bring her some common sense so that in the future she doesn't allow her remaining dog to run loose on the bank of a canal filled with alligators. Geez, ya mean Florida has alligators in the canals? Who knew? :)
You're thinking of a Dachshund. This was a Weimaraner...
That’s the problem, people move down here and have no clue that Florida’s climate suits all kinds of critters they don’t have up North.
Giant NY alligators are eating graffiti artists now?
It still looks a bit like Anthony Weiner to me. :)
But I am saddened. It’s beautiful dog.
Any Florida swamp is far more sane and civilized than NYC.
NEVER walk your dog without a leash near a canal....you are just asking for something to happen.