October 28, 2011

Dog Pack Attacks Gator

Dog pack attacks gator in Florida.

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.


A friend sent this in an email. I got such a kick out of it I had to share with my blog friends.


Kristina P. said...

So vicious! :)

Ms. A said...

Guess the gator had it coming. Cute!

Rock Chef said...

Poor thing never had a chance!

Cinner said...

Let it be a warning to other gators. very cute. have a great weekend.

Dave King said...

Brings out the sadist in me!

otin said...

That is freakin' cute. You had me fooled.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...very nice...thanks for the smiles this morning!

TechnoBabe said...

Kristina, yep, such a vicious dog pack.

Ms.A, Usually it is the other way around. These dogs are tough.

Rock Chef, the gator is sort of pitiful, huh.

Cinner, this gator won't be able to warn the other gators though.

Dave, I like your honesty and your wit.

Otin, yay, I finally had you fooled. Right on!

Brian, you are welcome. Keep smiling.

Gary's third pottery blog said...


Momma Fargo said...

OMG. You had me going. LOL. Love it!

DJan said...

Yep, they are definitely vicious but adorable anyway. I'm scared, just in time for the holiday! :-)

Syd said...

So cute! Love it.

Jeanie said...

Those puppies are lucky that vicious gator isn't fighting back.
Wery cute!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hahahahaha.... you got me!!!!

Clare Dunn said...

With modern medical technology, the gator MIGHT be saved!
(Who's got a needle and green thread?)

xoxoxo, cd

Hilary said...

Oh that's just adorable.. too funny. I love the look in the eyes of the pup on the left. And Clare's comment cracked me up. Thanks for the laughs, TB!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You got me! I was scrolling so slow because I really didn't want to see it.

Eddie Bluelights said...

You had me 'going' for a minute!! LOL
A decisive kill.

Anyes said...

I am glad we don't have alligator here ;-)

Mama Zen said...

This made me laugh out loud!

Pat said...

So funny!

Enchanted Oak said...

You're hysterical! Thank you!

Unknown Mami said...

Totally put a smile on my face. Thank you.

TechnoBabe said...

Gary, yep, puppies. You like puppies.

Momma Fargo, glad you liked it. A little tickle on the funny bone.

DJan, Puppies are so darn cute.

Syd, cute with a capital C, huh.

Jeanie, the gator probably didn't see it coming.

Ina, cool.

Clare, I have plenty of needle and thread at the ready.

Hilary, the little scamps.

Debby, that is what I did too.

Eddie, the dogs were running on instinct.

Anyes, thank goodness you won't have to witness such a vicious attack in your neighborhood.

Mama Zen, laughing out loud is great.

Pat, it is a surprise ending, isn't it?

Enchanted Oak, I even crack myself up sometimes.

Mami, I love your sack smile.

Maggie May said...

Its very cute that gater, just like the little doggies that look as though they wouldn't harm a flea.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Whitney Lee said...

That's adorable! You gotta love teamwork:)
Thank you for the kind comment; it was a lovely start to my day!

Anne H said...

Look out for the Man Eating Chicken, too!
love it!

bill lisleman said...

good gator one
As I was reading I was wondering if you disliked gators for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED this! Wish I could figure out how to send it to karen. not just puppies, but fuzzy puppies! I also laughed out loud. Thanks!