Monday, September 14, 2009

Dog Pack Attacks Gator In Florida

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw
beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within
that cruelty.

The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators,
normally considered the "apex predator," can still fall
victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made
possible due to the tight knit social structure and
"survival of the pack mentality" bred into the canines.

See the remarkable photograph below courtesy of
Nature Magazine.

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the
gator preventing it from breathing, while another dog
has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The
third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the gator.

Not for the squeamish.......

From Blog photos

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