THERE’S a moment in a news story where a line is crossed and it just becomes plain weird. Try and work out where that line is in the following story.

A man in Florida was walking along the river when an alligator wrestled the man’s 15-pound dog into the water.

He started to shoot into the water around the alligator to scare it into releasing the dog, which eventually did occur.

The man (pictured) then performed CPR on the dog until it coughed up water and started breathing again.

The dog is being treated for alligator bites and lung injuries while the alligator was captured later in the week.