Florida man Richard Wilbanks is a hero. He’s the man in Estero, Florida who saved a 3-month old puppy, Gunner, from certain death via the mouth of an alligator who had snatched the pup from the shore and took it back into the water. “We were just out walking by the pond,” Wilbanks told media outlets, “and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast. It was so quick.”
Richard jumped in the water, got his hands on the gator, and started prying on the gator until the puppy was freed. The puppy was saved, the cigar in Richard’s mouth was fine and his hand was a little “chewed up,” but Richard will be fine. It was one of those days where everyone goes home happy, except the alligator who will now have to go get a rabbit or some other meal.
Richard says he doesn’t want anything to happen to the gator. He understands the beast was just trying to eat and it happened to be his dog looking like a snack. Nature happens.
This is just the type of story that makes us all yearn for more and more from Florida man. What will this segment of society come up with next? That’s the big question as day after day, we’re shown by these content machines that just when you think they’re taking it easy, along comes an alligator wrasslin’ match to save a dog’s life.
Long live Florida man and everything he means to society!
saved the puppy from getting eaten by an alligator and never dropped his cigar, a true legend pic.twitter.com/ryRSfZqOsy
— juan vidal (@itsjuanlove) November 22, 2020