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Dog pack attacks Gator in Florida

May 6th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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!

May 6th, 2007, 10:37 AM
What a vicious and brutal attack. I'm sure the gator had it coming though, he's probably got a swimmer in his belly.

May 6th, 2007, 12:13 PM
:laughing: what a vicious attack.that is sure a tight knit pack.

May 6th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Sooo gory :eek: :laughing: too cute , they can attack me anytime :cloud9:

May 6th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Noooooooo the....

Wait...its cute!? O.o

:eek: :D



May 6th, 2007, 01:15 PM
:eek: Gruesome and utterly shocking.:)

May 6th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Amazing shot!
Very brave photographer to get that close to such a violent ambush!

May 6th, 2007, 02:35 PM
I agree with Frenchy. I wouldn't mind being attacked by all that cuteness !! :lovestruck:

jesse's mommy
May 6th, 2007, 06:29 PM
I read all about this in the paper today. It's all over the news....:laughing:

May 7th, 2007, 08:41 AM
OMG! Next time put a warning in the subject title!! The cuteness is overwhelming!

I'm melting...