Originally Posted by jerseypeach
yes...it could have been a very sad story...they could have just found the aligator...never knowing that there was even a dog in the apartment..
I would have thought the same thing, but I've been watching a lot of nature documentaries on alligators/crocodiles lately, and have been learning that they actually stalk their prey, and are smart enough to observe and retain when their prey is least active/aware of surroundings, and that's when they strike. Just had to throw that out there.
It is a happy ending to what could have been a sad life for either one of them. Glad they were both rescued and and hopefully the gator will be sent to a reserve, or at least rehabilitated and relocated. The dog deserves a new leash on life, as well (no pun intended).