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Seven foot alligator seriously injures two dogs in Cape Coral

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Ollie and Honey, two lucky family dogs, are recuperating on Saturday after having been attacked by a seven-foot alligator sunning himself in the front yard of a Palm Tree Road home in Cape Coral, Fla. reported

The owner of the dogs, James Scheible, told authorities he heard his dogs "screaming at the top of their lungs for their life," when he ran outdoors to investigate.

There he found his dogs under a trailer viciously fighting the gator. One dog was on top of the gator biting it trying to save the other dog.

Fortunately, the two pit bulls survived their battle. Once alligators were listed as endangered, but have since recovered and are commonly found in the Southeast. Alligators can grow to be 12 feet in length.

Ollie had to have his tongue sewed back, while Honey needed staples in her head.

Authorities say this is an active time of year for the gators and to be very careful with pets and children.

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