AUBURNDALE, Fla. — FRIDAY A.M. UPDATE: A contracted nuisance alligator trapper removed an 11-foot-3-inch alligator Thursday night from the immediate area of a pond was a woman said her dog was attacked by a gator, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
A Polk County woman says an alligator attacked and killed her 100-pound dog at the retention pond Thursday morning.
- LATEST: FWC hired a gator trapper, 11-foot gator removed from pond Thursday night
- Cynthia Robinson said dog was attacked at Auburndale retention pond
- 100-pound dog was pulled into pond by gator, Robinson said
Cynthia Robinson told investigators that she was walking the dog near a retention pond at about 7 a.m. when the attack happened.
"He was so fast. He took my dog, and he was gone. ... Tank didn’t even stand a chance," said Cynthia Robinson of her 6-year-old dog.
“I wanted to help him, but that gator was huge,” Robinson said. “I haven’t seen a big gator like that but maybe at Busch Gardens.”
Robinson said she is sorry to lose her dog but doesn’t want the gator to attack again.
“All I could do was stand there and watch my dog get eat,” she said. “And I just don’t want it to happen to no one else or a kid or anything.”
No further details were immediately available.