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Man frees puppy from alligator’s grip

The phrase "you lucky dog" takes on new meaning in Coral Springs, Fla.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The phrase "you lucky dog" has taken on new meaning for one Coral Sprilng puppy.

Jasmine, a 6-month-old golden retriever, was on a morning run with her owner, Michael Rubin. The dog ran ahead to the edge of a pond, where it met up with a hungry alligator.

The intrepid Rubin jumped right into the water and started beating the gator with his fists. Not giving up easily, the reptile rolled in the water with the dog in its mouth. Rubin eventually managed to free his pet.

At a local animal hospital, Jasmine was treated for cuts and puncture wounds. She's now home, doing fine.