Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pack of Dogs Kill Gator in Florida

What an Unbelievable Display of Cunning Pack Mentality!

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 canines over the last several hundreds of years by natural selection.

In the attached remarkable photograph courtesy of Nature Magazine, note that 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! Be sure you can handle the raw blood and guts nature of this photo prior to viewing!!!

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Heh. Gotcha!! I just love puppies...


Blogger Joe said...

Hehe, nice puppies.

2:31 PM GMT-5

Blogger Chris said...

Hahaha! You *totally* got me on that one.

Very cute.

6:00 AM GMT-5


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