Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dog Pack Attacks Gator

I found this article and thought I would share. It's not often you see dogs attacking a gator. This happened in Florida.

Dog Pack Attacks Gator

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 courtesy of Nature Magazine below.

You will 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.

Tee hee! My friend Mark sent me this in an email and I thought, I should totally use that as a Hump Day post! Forever the blogger. So, Happy Hump Day!

And for those of you who are not as easily amused as me, here are today's photos sent from my sister. Let us all ooh and aah over my niece.




La Petite Chic said...

Aww, forget the cute puppies, look at that baby!! She's beautiful :)

Abby said...

Silly girl...

The Dogs always get the Gator!