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Alligator Attacks and Kills Dog

SUNSET BEACH -- Residents of the Sea Trail Golf Resort are concerned about an alligator attack on a dog.

A 115 pound labrador was killed a few weeks ago after jumping into a pond. The dog was attacked by a 14 foot, 400 pound alligator.

Residents say they have seen gators in the area for some time, but they have never experienced anything like this. It leads some to wonder if the alligator was only following its instincts.

"The dog was on alligator turf. It could have been protecting a nest," said resident Jim Tarpey.

The alligator has been trapped and moved from the resort.

Reported by Sarah Warlick

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