Pet owners describe attack as "death roll"

A massive alligator was shot by authorities Wednesday following fatal attack on neighborhood dog.

A massive alligator was shot by authorities Wednesday following fatal attack on neighborhood dog.

Photo by Jacksonville Police
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 09:47 PM.
At a press conference late Wednesday night, Drew Minx of Jacksonville said he brought his nine-month-old husky Simba to the Mill Creek Green on the corner of Henderson Drive and River Street Tuesday night about 5:30 p.m. Minx said he regularly brings the dog there for exercise.
 
Minx said Simba was on a leash playing fetch. Minx said he removed the leash to allow the dog to get water at the nearby creek.
 
 
Minx said a “behemoth of a gator came out of nowhere,” took Simba under the water and by the time Minx got to the edge of the creek, Simba was gone. He could see the alligator in a death roll.
 


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