NYPostA South Carolina woman died Monday protecting her dog from an alligator, officials said. Cassandra Cline, 45, was walking her pup at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island around 9:30 a.m. when an 8-foot beast crawled out of a lagoon and lunged at the pet, authorities said. Cline started attacking the gator, which then dragged her into the water to her death, the Beaufort Country Sheriff’s Office said. “They were able to get her out of the water, and she was still alive, but she died at the scene,” said David Lucas of the South Carolina Department. of Natural Resources. The woman’s dog was unscathed, the sheriff’s department said. Sam Chappalear, also of Natural Resources, announced the gator had been caught and euthanized. If confirmed, this would be the first fatal alligator attack in the state in the past 42 years, Lucas told ABC News. An autopsy was being conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina.
I know everyone loves their dogs, but you should not love your dog more than life itself, because face it you will be buying another dog in eight to ten years anyway. That’s just reality. So maybe think twice before putting your life on the line when an alligator tries to make a meal out of your dog. A South Carolina women was walking her dog when an alligator popped out of the water and lunged at the dog, the woman tried to protect her dog, when the alligator turned his attention to her. The eight-foot-long alligator grabbed the 45-year-old woman, and dragged her into the water, where she drowned in the first fatal alligator attack in South Carolina in over forty years. The alligator was then captured and euthanized. The dog was fine. This is the second time in recent months that a woman attempting the protect her dogs was killed by an alligator, in June a Florida woman attempting to save her dogs from an alligator was dragged into the water and killed by a twelve-foot-alligator, so remember that dogs are replaceable but your life is big and if a gator turns it’s attention to you while you are trying to save your dogs it could be curtains.
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