Snuggly puppies with alligator

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Marlinchaser, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Edited per BANTYMUM'S request so the squimish would view and not miss out on the fun


    Dog Pack Attacks Gator In TEXAS this was original title

    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 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.




    Not for the squeamish...













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    Laughter is good for the soul. Have a Great Day!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
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    Awwww cute!!! [​IMG]

    Great team work guys! [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hahahaha! I almost skipped this post. How cute!
     
  4. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww how cute
    I was really getting ready to see a pic of some poor gator being killed -

    that is the cuties bunch of " wild " dogs i have seen LOL


    Julie
     
  5. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hee hee. I'll admit you got me too!

    The puppies are cute and oh-so viscious!
     
  6. nickki99

    nickki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    There's nothing like team work. You got me too!!
     
  7. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAGHA
    HAHAHQAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! [​IMG]
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    OK, I smiled but was also disappointed. I wanted to see dogs really munching on a gator!

    My sister's yellow lab was attacked by a gator and seriously injured. So I was all set to copy this pic and send it to sis...

    Merry (the dog) died 2 years later. She was already old when she got attacked, so it was all the more wonderful that she got away. She lost a tooth (imbedded in the gator, we hope) and had wounds to her belly and haunches.
     
  9. GUIENALADY

    GUIENALADY Rest in Peace 1956-2010

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    [​IMG]:lol:
     
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I almost didn't look because I thought it would be icky - I'm glad I did - so cute!
     

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