Wildlife official: Gator attacked, killed dog by Florida pond

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say residents in a central Florida neighborhood are on edge after an alligator attacked and killed a dog that a woman was walking along a trail.

WKMG reported the incident happened Thursday night along the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden. Spokesman Chad Weber says the dog ran into a pond to chase some ducks, and was attacked by the gator.

He says a trapper came to the scene to capture and killed the alligator. Weber says the body of the dog was recovered.

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