Florida man dies by suicide after service dog is killed by alligator

PARRISH, Fla. – A man died by suicide after his service dog was eaten by an alligator last week in Manatee County, FloridaWFLA reports.

Andrew Epp died Saturday, just one day after his dog Java was killed by an alligator near a dog park that sits close to Buffalo Creek.

The dog park is located near wetlands and the attack reportedly happened after Java got loose while outside the fence around Dog Leg Park. On Friday, the Bradenton Herald reported that signs have been put up to warn dog...


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