Man Frees Puppy From Gator's Grip

The phrase "you lucky dog" takes on new meaning in Coral Springs, Fla.

Michael Rubin took his 6-month-old golden retriever, Jasmine, and his border collie Frisbee, for a run near a construction site Monday. The puppy ran ahead of Rubin to the edge of a pond.

Rubin heard the dog cry. When he went to check on her, he saw the puppy's head inside an alligator's mouth. Rubin jumped in the water and started beating the gator with his fist. The reptile refused to let go and started rolling in the water with the dog still in its mouth.

Rubin estimated the gator was about 7-feet long.

He eventually pried the dog loose and rushed her to a nearby animal hospital, where she was treated for cuts and puncture wounds. He said the puppy is at home Monday and doing fine.