A cautionary tale
Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small .22 calibre Ruger Pistol.
Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit.
This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. She acted bravely and without thought, to the dangerous situation she was in at the time. Many of us in Canada would not have reacted with the courage and the foresight this woman had. Read to the end to see why this event was an important life-changing event for her.
Here's her story in her own words:
"While walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in the Villages discussing a property settlement with my soon-to-be ex-husband, and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft alligator that suddenly emerged from the murky water.
It began charging us with its large jaws wide open.
I and my husband that the “gator must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. We were surprised by the ferocity with which the alligator came for us. We were very frightened.
"If I had not had my little Ruger .22 calibre pistol with me, I would not be here today!
Just one shot to my estranged husband's kneecap was all it took.
The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace.
The amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible and his life insurance was also a big bonus!”
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