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100 pound Pit Bull killed by alligator

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

BELLE GLADE, FL (WFLX) - Delanos Brown walked along the canal near his trailer park home looking for any sign of his beloved 1-year-old dog, King.

Around 7:30pm Monday, the 100 pound Pit Bull mix was drinking water along the canal when a 13-foot-long  Alligator lunged at him, took him by the head, and pulled him under.

"The gator just grabbed him and took him into a drainage pipe where he's been hiding ever since with my dog's body," he said.

Residents who live in the trailer park located at the intersection of Hatcher Road and 17th Street in Belle Glade have complained about nuisance gators before, but this is the first time a pet had been attacked.

An FWC officer responded to the scene, but a trapper isn't expected to respond until Tuesday morning.

Brown says some sort of a fence needs to be erected along the canal to keep gators at bay.

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