Some harried moments for a cigar chomping Florida man recently as he went into a Florida pond to retrieve his new puppy from the jaws of the resident gator. Somehow the guy pulls the gator from the waist deep water and as he's heading back to shore, proceeds to pry open the jaws of the gator to release the puppy.

Keep in mind the guy is carrying the gator back to shore with the puppy still latched between the gators clenched jaws and the danger of a live gator or other gators hidden underwater was obviously of no concern to this puppy saving hero as he never gives up wrenching on the gators jaws. Finally the gator releases the puppy and it scampers safely away.

Here are some of the complimentary comments left by those who watched the video:

"Kept that cigar in his mouth the whole time, what a gangster"

"Alligator: I could go for a tasty little spaniel dog. Guy with cigar in his mouth: not today pal"

"That's his wife dog if he would have came home without Gunner she would have feed him to the gators. He better had saved him" 😂😂😂😂

"I would like to see the aftermath after the film was cut. Im sure Rich will be sporting some nice gator shoes in a few weeks"

"I just wanna know what kind of cigar he smoking, it's gotta taste that good to not let go during the struggle".

In the end, it's always good to see a happy ending to what could have been a tragic outcome.

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