Golfers Save Dog From Alligator

When four golfers went to the Heron Point Golf Course in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the last thing they thought they would be doing would be rescuing a dog from an alligator. But that’s what they did.

The men saw a blonde Labrador retriever coming over one of the mounds on the golf course. He looked thirsty and tired and sat down to take a rest by the edge of a lagoon.

But then the golfers saw something that stopped them right in their tracks — an alligator. One of the golfers said, “the biggest, ugliest gator you’ve ever seen was 20 feet from the dog, coming right at it.”

The alligator was only three feet away from the dog. And the golfers quickly stepped in to save him.

One golfer grabbed the dog’s collar to pull him out of harm’s way, another stood holding his pitching wedge to strike if needed, and another one was yelling and waving the flag stick to scare the alligator.

Fortunately, they were able to get the dog up the bank, and for some odd reason, the alligator stopped several feet away from the dog. Thankfully, the golfer didn’t have to see how his pitching wedge would hold up against an alligator.

The golfers loaded the dog onto the golf cart. The owner was called and came to retrieve the rescued Labrador.

One golfer said, “All I could think is, I don’t want to see this happen. We had an overriding desire to save a life.”

Source: Island Packet Online

6 Responses to “Golfers Save Dog From Alligator”

  1. catmom5 says:

    I love happy endings! Thanks to these TRUE HEROES for saving this poor dogger from a terrible fate. I hope that his people will keep a closer watch on him from now on.

  2. Lynne says:

    —”All I could think is, I don’t want to see this happen,” Chuck said.

    Maybe it’s because he’s chairman of the board of the Hilton Head Humane Association, and Frank is a board member. Or maybe it was more.

    “We read about the (bad stuff) all the time — people who don’t care,” said Chuck.

    “We can laugh now about this foolhardy and not-recommended effort, but I can assure you that I am extremely proud of my friends’ unwavering actions that saved this dog’s life.” ——

    Hooray for these men! We are proud of you too.

  3. Judy says:

    Yeah for them, I love a happy ending too.

  4. Nora and Rufus says:

    GREAT JOB GUYS. You are real heros and that Gator would have had that dog in a second. I think that God put you at that hole for a reason……The lab is one lucky pup! I’ll bet his owners were sooo happy!

  5. The Lioness says:

    That is so sweet, and I’ll bet that dog’s owner was so happy to have his/her baby back and in one piece!

    ~The Lioness

  6. mittens says:

    at last golfing proves it may have a purpose.

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