Lake County Deputies, animal management rescue canine from an alligator-infested pond

LEESBURG – A neighborhood 4-year-old Goldendoodle is dwelling protected after being rescued from alligator-infested waters by Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lake County Animal Management final week.

What began out as an everyday Tuesday night time for Sarah Bates ended with a four-hour chase to catch her canine Maggie.

“The Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lake County Animal Management and my superb neighbors went above and past,” mentioned Sarah Bates, Maggie’s proprietor. “I’m actually grateful and humbled by this expertise.”

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Sarah Bates and her dog Maggie.

Maggie’s Nice Escape

Bates was ending a standard day at work when he let his two canine out into the backyard.

His canine, Maggie, has at all times been a hunter, chasing lizards and rabbits, and earlier than he realized it his canine was climbing over his 5-foot fence in his neighbor’s yard to chase an animal he had noticed.

“As quickly as I noticed her taking a look at me it was like she was saying ‘I will leap this fence’ and that is precisely what she did,” he mentioned. “So I ran away. She has finished it earlier than, so I hoped to run into the following yard, however no matter she was chasing, she would have caught it.”

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