Man Fights Off 13-Foot-Long Gator To Save Dog: ‘I’d Fight Tooth and Nail for Him’

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Most stories that start off with “Florida Man” do not end well. It’s basically a trope, at this point, that any tale beginning with those two fateful words is going to highlight the insanity of humanity. But not this story, because this Florida Man is a hero. Trent Tweddale, a former Army staff sergeant from Pasco County, Florida, lives on a farm with his family and animals. Loki is the family’s 6-year-old rescue dog, and he especially adores Connor, the couple’s baby. Loki was tagging along on a walk with Trent on June 8, dipping his paws in a river, when the calm was shattered by a nearly 13-foot alligator.