Orange County residents on guard after alligator kills dog on popular trail

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — An Orange County woman lost her pet dog after it was attacked by an alligator, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The attack happened Thursday evening as a woman was walking her dog along the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden.

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FWC said the dog had chased a duck into a pond in the area when it was attacked and killed by the alligator.

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Residents in the area said there are at least two alligators that they know were in the pond and a smaller pond nearby.

One man said the alligator ended up near his house a few months ago, and he lives just a few blocks from the pond where the dog was killed.

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FWC confirmed the alligator was captured and killed.

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