man performs CPR on dog after rescuing it from an alligator attack

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man shot at an alligator to save his dog, which had been dragged underwater in the alligator's jaws. "Tom Martino said he and his Jack Russell terrier were taking their afternoon walk along the Hillsborough River in Tampa on Thursday when he heard splashing -- the alligator had snatched the 15-pound dog off riverside rocks and pulled her into the water," MSNBC said. "Martino started shooting into the water around the alligator to scare it into releasing the 9-year-old dog. He performed CPR on the dog until it coughed up water and started breathing again," the Star Tribune said.

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