Retireee Jumps in Water, Wrestles Gator to Retrieve His Dog

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM EDT

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Retireee Jumps in Water, Wrestles Gator to Retrieve His Dog

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM EDT

He was brave, and he made a successful save.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, a 66-year-old Florida retiree jumped into a pond and wrestled with an alligator in order to save his dog -- a West Highland Terrier, that had been snatched by the 7-foot gator.

The man successfully saved the dog and made it to shore without serious injury, according to the Orlando Sentinel report.

Read the Orlando Sentinel report HERE.