Alligator Attacks Fisherman in Kayak, Knocks Dog in Water (Video)

OMG, Strange News — By Dave on 2012/05/09 9:51 PM

Alligator Attacks Fisherman in Kayak, Knocks Dog in Water

An alligator attacked a Florida man kayaking on Triplet Lake in Casselberry. Thomas Swiader said he was fishing when an alligator rammed his kayak and hit him in the arm, knocking his girlfriend’s dog, a small Yorkie named Buffy, into the water.

“I looked over and she was swimming in the water, so just immediately I grabbed the leash, pulled her back to me and threw her in the kayak and at that time she was pretty frightened,” Swiader said.

He believes the gator was after Buffy. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said attacks like these are rare and they believe that the alligator probably thought the kayak was another alligator and was being territorial.

The whole incident was caught on Swiader’s helmet camera.

Warning: gator attack apparently causes NSFW language.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/trista.turner1 Trista Turner

    I’m the dog that got thrown off the side – come visit my page  http://www.facebook.com/gatorhaterbuffy

  • http://www.malibukayaks.com/ Malibu Kayaks Lover

    Whoa, that’s pretty frightening. It’s definitely amazing that they both got out unscathed.

  • Anonymous

    Funny- not hardly? Did he get the dog back?

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