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Dog eating alligator still on the loose in Orlando's Eagle Nest Park

Trappers will continue to search for the alligator who ate a resident's 55lb. dog.
Trappers will continue to search for the alligator who ate a resident's 55lb. dog.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Authorities have continued their search for an 11-foot mean alligator in West Orlando's Orange County who scooped up a nearby resident's 55-pound puppy in the lake on Monday as the dog and his owner played fetch.

Eric Mantral Glover, the owner of King, a ten-month-old puppy, told Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that he was throwing a stick in the lake for the puppy to retrieve when he saw a huge alligator head snatch his dog in just a moment's time. It was all so sudden that Glover didn't even have a moment to react, but within seconds King had disappeared beneath the water without a sound.

According to the OrlandoSentinel.com, neighbors have reported sightings of other alligators in the past and one large reptile was recently seen sunning itself on the banks of the lake.

Glover stated he had never seen any gators before, and that was his usual path he followed to walk his two dogs in the early morning hours.

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Rest in peace King.

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