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Half Baked 01-12-2007 09:26 PM

Dogs attack gator in Florida
 
Not for the squeamish.....


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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Barbara L 01-12-2007 09:44 PM

You can see the frightening viciousness in those wild dogs' eyes! How cute! Thanks for sharing.

:smile: Barbara

amber 01-12-2007 11:12 PM

Love the little one sleeping amongst the other two while devouring that gator!

Half Baked 01-15-2007 09:44 AM

Yep, I'm kinda worried about walking around now thatI know there are packs of dogs like this roaming the streets. :ohmy: :lol:

Toots 01-15-2007 11:18 AM

Too Cute -

-DEADLY SUSHI- 01-15-2007 02:36 PM

Nature is a funny place. :tongue:

Katie H 01-15-2007 03:01 PM

No alligators here, but I'm still gonna be on the lookout for packs of dogs. This is great. Thanks.

carolelaine 01-15-2007 04:54 PM

The puppies are the cutest. Thank for sharing, I'll have send it to a friend.

Constance 01-15-2007 05:32 PM

Good Grief! You really had me going, HB. :lol:

kitchenelf 01-15-2007 06:12 PM

Dang, I have avoided this thread for days!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:


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