The puppy was saved from the alligator by its 74-year-old owner who jumped into the water to do so.
Many people have been questioning this viral reptile video. So we asked a gator expert to weigh in.
By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent
Scientists gave an alligator an oxygen-helium mix to investigate its vocalisations.
The reptile, known locally as Big George ambled onto a property on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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People in Florida are being warned to check their pools after an alligator was found in one.