Florida Woman Wrestles Alligator To Save Her Pup’s Life

Written by: Zoe Costello

July 28, 2015

Lori Beiswenger was gardening near the 6th hole of her family-owned golf course in Inverness, Florida, when she heard a blood curdling scream. Beiswenger turned around to see her beloved mutt, Hope, being dragged into a nearby pond by a seven-and-a-half foot alligator.

“I saw teeth and hair and gator.” Beiswenger said.

With no one to hear her cries for help, the 52-year-old woman ran into the pond to try and rescue her pup. Neck-deep in the water, Beiswenger was pulling at the alligator’s tail until the ferocious reptile set his sights on her!

Mr. T playing Lori Beiswenger in a re-enactment

Watch the harrowing, full story here:

Thankfully, Hope is alive, well, and rocking some bitchin’ new scars.

It is really sad that the alligator is now a restaurant entree, but…


Lori’s still a total badass. #TeamHope

Featured image via WTSP 10 News
H/t ABC Action News

Written by: Zoe Costello

July 28, 2015