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Old 07-24-2009, 04:57 PM
Location: Colorado
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Yes, in a blink!
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:13 PM
Location: Massachusetts
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Being a resident of the area, I would have to say, "Yes." Mostly b/c I have known people who have lost their dogs--usually right in front of them--and know that I would do just about anything to avoid the trauma of seeing my dog taken alive by a gator right in front of me.
The guy was so lucky that he was able to save his dog. Can you imagine if he had lost his fingers and his dog? At least it was worth it! Besides, living in FL., you do sort of prepare yourself for these kinds of incidents b/c they happen more often than most out-of-staters realize. Infact, one of the first things that Floridians will warn you about when you move to FL--especially if you have a dog--are the gators.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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I have no doubt that I would just act instinctively, and the instinct would be "SAVE BANDIT!!" I've noticed that my brain doesn't always engage in moments of unexpected and traumatic stress, and my body would just do whatever it could to intervene on Bandit's behalf. Sadly enough, rational thought would probably NOT be a part of the scenario.

(I doubt gators would part of the scenario, either, though. I can't think of a SINGLE situation in which I would willingly live in Florida, or even visit the place for an extended period of time. Unless we're talking about Disney World or some place like that. Heat, humidity, bugs, reptiles...ugh.)
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