At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a rare beauty and even a certain justice manifested within that beauty.
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 by the tight knit social structure and survival of the pack mentality bred into canines.
See the remarkable photo below courtesy of Nature Magazine.
Note that the Alpha dog has a 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 under belly of the gator.
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH:
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