Vicious Dog Pack Attack on a Florida Gator
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Image by DeusXFlorida via Flickr
you have seen this; it's been circulating on the Internet. If not, be prepared
for a shock.
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" in it's natural eco-system, can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight-knit social structure and "survival of the fittest pack mentality", bred into the canines over the last several hundreds of years by natural selection.
Image by Stoper via Flickr
See this remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine.
Photo, right, Florida sunset
the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing,
while the remainder of the pack prevents the beast from rolling.
Not for the squeamish or small children.