Dog Pack Attacks Gator In Florida

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  1. Tony Swinney

    Tony Swinney Member

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    From the Florida Tirbune:

    "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."

    Scroll down to 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. "






















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  2. samc

    samc Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: you had me there
     
  3. TDI-line

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    Poor croc. :twisted:
     
  4. CeeBee

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    :lol: Not at all what I expected!
     
  5. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    HAHAHA nice one ;)
     
  6. paul.in.kendal

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    That's a cracker! :lol:
     
  7. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    Oh you teaser tonser!
     
  8. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    And heres me, sitting having a brows with a brew thinking "i aint gonna look till i've read it all, fair play to the dogs" and then that, THANKS :lol:
     
  9. aaronnorth

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    :lol:

    i thought & did exactly the same thing :!:
     
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