Saturday, July 22, 2006

Pack of Dogs Kill Alligator 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" 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 the canines over the last several
hundreds of years by natural selection.

See 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.

Thanks Bev. V.
Cute one...

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