WATCH: Man wrestles an alligator to save his dog's life

WATCH: Man wrestles an alligator to save his dog's life

The dramatic footage will have your jaw on the floor.

Man wrestles alligator
Screenshot from video

A 74-year-old man in Florida put his life on the line to save his pet dog that was attacked by an alligator in a pond in his back yard.

A video shows Richard Wilbanks jumping into his back yard pond to save his three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel from the alligator. He pulls the alligator out, which has his dog by the jaws, and pulls it's jaws apart to release the dog.

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Wilbanks told CNN that they were just out walking by the pond when the alligator came out of the water like a missile. 

"I never thought an alligator could be that fast. It was so quick,” he added.

The dog had a wound on his belly, while Wilbanks told the website that his hands were “chewed up” and they both received medical attention after the incident.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Screenshot from video

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