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
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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