Monday, April 21, 2008

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! 

 


 

18 comments:

rbrown6172 said...

isn't this funny??!!  lol
gina

justplainbill said...

Linda, you really got me with this one, Bill

jimsulliv3 said...

How could you publish such a gory picture?

Jimmy

lifes2odd said...

Now that is really cute! As I was reading I was thinking "here I am in Florida and I didn't hear about this attack," LOL! Martha :-)

robinngabster said...

hardy har har

abicequeen said...

So "gotcha" is what you are saying....oh those puppies are so cute..

All right you and I have HAD with enough snow

Take care my friend,

Blessings,

Lori

dbdacoba said...

Great description -- very funny.

lv2trnscrb said...

you are so funny today, Linda!!

those look like corgi pups; I wonder what kind they are??

such a cute picture and description you put to it; had me worried for just a bit :)

betty

preciousone25 said...

HOW CUTE!!!  That was funny!!!

Joann

mariealicejoan said...

aww cute!  How adorable!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

ally123130585918 said...

Oh I just loved this one ~ I wondered what the pack was going to attack ~ that is some scary alligator ~:o) ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

You really fooled me there ,pity it wasnt April fools day lol ...love Jan xx

jjdolfin9 said...

I got this in an email a couple of times so I was ready for you...lol.  Such a cute picture though.  I love baby anythings...
Hugs, Joyce

yakima127 said...

I was freaking out for a sec, and contemplated passing by the pic.  Then when I saw it I not only laughed, but realized how stupid I can be.  I saw this somewhere else!  And must have forgotten!!!  J

cdj0423 said...

love visting your site..this made my day thx cindi...come visit me sometime

labdancer51 said...

ahhh, that is so sweet Linda. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

pharmolo said...

LOL Linda, you had me there :-D

mleppard06 said...

LMAO...so cute! mrs t xx