スーザン・マルチャーノ, 74, 8月にバートアーロンソンパークの湖の近くで犬のナルを歩いていた. 24 動物が水で遊ぶことができるように彼女がひもを外したとき. Marciano soon spotted a dark shadow in the lake as the pair played fetch, which turned out to be a gator about six feet long.
“My heart dropped,” she told the Palm Beach Post this week.
After Marciano spotted the alligator, it attacked Nalu in the water, gripping the dog in its jaws. The owner fought back.
“I wasn’t thinking,” Marciano said. “I did the only thing I could do. I came down on the alligator with all my weight.”
She suffered a puncture wound in the middle of her palm during the tussle. She received five stitches.
“It was all one big blur, 彼女 told the Post. “I was in such shock. I didn’t feel any pain.”
Nalu suffered puncture wounds to her stomach and thigh — and went into surgery for two hours at an animal emergency clinic, 論文によると.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officer and a park ranger checked the lake but failed to find any alligators, an incident report showed, 論文によると.
Data from the フロリダ魚類野生生物保護委員会 shows that Florida has averaged seven unprovoked bites per year that are serious enough to require professional medical treatment over the last 10 年.
フォックス・ニュース’ Julia Musto contributed to this report