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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Feral Dog Pack Kills Gator In Florida


At times Nature can be cruel, but there can be a raw beauty, and even a certain justice, manifest within that cruelty. The alligator, one of the oldest and most savage of animals, often considered the "apex predator" in its natural ecosystem, can still fall victim to well-implemented "teamwork" strategy, made possible by the tightknit social structure and "pack mentality" bred into canines over several thousands of years through Intelligent Reconsideration. Note that the alpha dog in the photo has a muzzle hold on the alligator, thus preventing it from opening its mouth. The alligator's jaw strength resides in the clamping/closing muscles, as professional alligator wrestlers will attest, so this is a very sophisticated attack strategy. The rest of the pack prevents the beast from rolling, so that it cannot bring to its defense the powerful tail, capable of bone-crushing blows. The attached photograph is reproduced from Nature Magazine. Not for the squeamish! I strongly recommend that you preview this to determine suitability for younger audiences.

6 Comments:

Blogger beverly said...

After Cletus destroyed "Mr. Blue Rag", he could have taken on that gater all by "hisself"!!!

7:55 PM

 
Blogger epgraves said...

OK, that does it, we need to get together and write our own version of "Greater Tuna!"

8:27 PM

 
Blogger =^..^= Kitty =^..^= said...

I can't stop laughing. I didn't scroll down to see photo before reading and REALLY DID THINK YOU WERE BEING SERIOUS!

We need to use one of Aunt Perl's recipes for our next get-together. The best always contain Hill Country Fare Tuna containing at least 70% chunk meat and 30% flake. It is custom made to Aunt P's technical specifications, as opposed to the mass produced and packed variety that most retailers favor. The result is a chunkier, more fulfilling tuna product than leading national brands.

8:34 AM

 
Blogger =^..^= Kitty =^..^= said...

Gator can always be substituted for tuna.

8:35 AM

 
Blogger beverly said...

I've gotta admit that "Intelligent Reconsideration" is a new one on me!!

12:54 PM

 
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