Black Labrador Retriever Injured By Alligator While Protecting Her Duck Friends

Published: September 21, 2021 at 04:22 PM Author: Penny Eims



A black Labrador retriever, named Beauty, is lucky to be alive after being attacked last week by a large alligator in Panama City Beach, Florida. Beauty’s feathered friends, Cress, Downey, and Dot, were by the bank of Lake Powell, where the gator was lurking.

Of course, the faithful dog was close behind. Beauty’s owner, Misti Roberts, told WJHG News, about her pets’ unlikely bond:

“She is just super sweet to them, it’s not like you would think with a duck and dog.”

But on this day, when Roberts called for Beauty, it was quickly apparent that something was wrong; she said:

“And then I realized she couldn’t get up the stairs, so I ran down and then obviously there was just blood everywhere and I realized she had been hurt.”

Beauty was rushed to VetsPets, where Dr. Gerrie Barr sprang into action to assess her injuries. Dr. Barr discovered that Beauty’s leg was fractured, and he determined that she needed to have surgery. Days ago, Roberts said that Beauty made it through the “difficult, long” surgery, and she is expected to be able to return home in a few days.

She also commended her pup for saving the ducks:

“This is our precious dog, Beauty! She was attacked by an alligator Monday while trying to protect our pet ducks. It was a terrifying experience.”

Beauty’s veterinarian acknowledged the dog’s heroics as well, saying:

“They are her buddies, there is no question about that. Give her credit for saving their lives.”

Good job Beauty!

 


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Helena
Helena
1 month ago

This is so unbelievable, Thank younJesus for saving dog and duckies 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😣🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗✝️✝️✝️✝️

Cathy Sunshine
Cathy Sunshine
1 month ago

Good girl mama. I wish all the best to you and your family. Hope you get well soon so you can play with your besties.

Sameera Gohir
Sameera Gohir
1 month ago

What a sweet angel Beauty is. Hope she has a quick recovery. God bless her and her duck friends…

Natasha
Natasha
1 month ago

Omg poor doggy.😿💔❣❣❣ I wish her guardian was watching the animals.

Terry
Terry
1 month ago

She looks like my Mickey Mouse.
He is waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge. The Best dog I ever had.
So happy that Beauty is safe and hope she gets better soon.

tamara beinlich
tamara beinlich
1 month ago

Good girl.

Bill B.
Bill B.
1 month ago

The Labs are just wonderful dogs in every way..smart, loyal, and compassionate…wish more humans were like that.