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Wildlife official: Gator attacked, killed dog by Florida pond

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 16:40:25-04

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say residents in a central Florida neighborhood are on edge after an alligator attacked and killed a dog that a woman was walking along a trail.

WKMG reported the incident happened Thursday night along the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden.

Spokesman Chad Weber says the dog ran into a pond to chase some ducks, and was attacked by the gator. He says a trapper came to the scene to capture and killed the alligator. Weber says the body of the dog was recovered.