Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Pack of Wild Dogs Kill Florida Alligator


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 its natural eco-system, can still fall
victim to implemented team work strategy, made possible by the tight knit
social structure and survival of the fittest pack mentality bred into
canines over the last thousands of years by natural selection.

See the remarkable photograph attached, 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.

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