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Old 01-12-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Dogs attack gator in Florida

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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.


























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Old 01-12-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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You can see the frightening viciousness in those wild dogs' eyes! How cute! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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Love the little one sleeping amongst the other two while devouring that gator!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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Yep, I'm kinda worried about walking around now thatI know there are packs of dogs like this roaming the streets.
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Too Cute -
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Nature is a funny place.
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No alligators here, but I'm still gonna be on the lookout for packs of dogs. This is great. Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:54 PM   #8
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The puppies are the cutest. Thank for sharing, I'll have send it to a friend.
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Good Grief! You really had me going, HB.
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Dang, I have avoided this thread for days!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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