Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Real Nature

Wow! Two posts in one day! Must be something in the water I've been sipping, eh?

Dog Pack Attacks Alligator In Florida

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain raw 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 remakable 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 vulnerable underbelly of the alligator.

Don't be squeemish!

Thanks for the email, Mom! Laughter is good for you, friends, so laugh it up!


Brooke said...

That's adorable, Benning! LOL!

Gayle said...

LOL! You got me! I've seen the picture before, but you still got me. I immediately thought of the pack of wild dogs that killed an elderly woman here in my county. She was attacked as she got off of her rider mower. For awhile after that when I mowed the lawn and fields I carried a revolver for protection. They finally found out the dogs weren't wild at all but had belonged to one of her neighbors who should have kept them contained but didn't.

Tom said...


Jack Steiner said...

You got me too.

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WomanHonorThyself said... sweet Benning!

Pamela Morgan said...

LOL. I love it. That is sooo cute.
Pam :o)