Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dogs v Gator!

Unbelievable that they could capture this on camera!!!
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!!!

BOL! Daddy sent this email to Mommy today so she wanted me to post it!


Anonymous said...

I love this Bruschi! It made my day... SO FUNNY! I was all set to watch some gory scene play out. HAH! You really got me!

Remington said...

I really needed that smile today! That was SO funny! Thanks!

Puggle Preston said...

Yup! watch out, gators! when you see a canine, run, run really fast!

Mr. Puggle® said...

OMGsh, you SO got me. the pic was lower on my screen. i was thinking to myself, you are such an animal lover and i couldn't imagine you celebrating the destruction of an alligator. then i thought to myself i shouldn't judge seeing i don't live with them in my back yard. thanks for the chuckle to end my day! :)

Bella and Ollie said...

haha i really was expecting something scary!
You did a good job :)

Love, Bella.