November 7, 2005

Dogs Attack and Kill a Marauding Gator.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:55 pm

Knowing my feelings about alligators (terrified of ’em, hate ’em), my friend Brian, the Air Force Vet, sent me this interesting story and photograph.

Sometimes nature is cruel but there is also a beauty in that cruelty.The alligator, as one of the ultimate predators, can fall victim to the kind of implemented “team work” strategy, which is possible due to the pack mentality and social structure of canines.

The photograph of the attack, courtesy of Nature Magazine, appears here. (Graphic)


  1. “Oh, the humanity!”

    Comment by MCPO Airdale — November 7, 2005 @ 8:40 pm

  2. Next blogmeet I’m gonna sit you down and force you to learn how to do a link, Jim!!!


    Please fix the link…I wanna see the nice doggies eat up the alligator.

    Comment by zonker — November 7, 2005 @ 9:17 pm

  3. AWWWWW.

    ; )

    Comment by Christina — November 7, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

  4. My eyes! My eyes! I shouldn’t have clicked the link… I’ll never be the same again.

    Comment by Teresa — November 7, 2005 @ 10:52 pm

  5. The gore is horrific…

    But hey, it’s a dead gator. 🙂

    Comment by That 1 Guy — November 7, 2005 @ 11:47 pm

  6. Next time I get a gator in my yard, I’ll send you a picture!

    Comment by Bou — November 8, 2005 @ 7:25 am

  7. Three against one! How unfair is that.

    Comment by joated — November 8, 2005 @ 8:42 am

  8. Back in the early 80’s, I was stationed in Jacksonville, FL. We bought a house on the Trout River that had a heated pool. Being a Jersey boy, I never though of fencing the river section of the yard (1.5 acres) until one morning in early November. . .

    Comment by MCPO Airdale — November 8, 2005 @ 1:44 pm

  9. Oh, my. It took me ten minutes to get up the courage to click on that link. Now I’m going to have nightmares!

    Comment by beth — November 8, 2005 @ 5:57 pm

  10. Story subtitle:

    “Dogs Report: ‘Tastes Like Chicken'”

    Comment by Harvey — November 8, 2005 @ 10:17 pm

  11. Look at the icy stare from the one on the far left. Our dog gives us that same look when we try to pull a piece of the blanket from under her 80lb butt because we’re cold and huddled over on a tiny edge of the mattress.

    Comment by dogette — November 8, 2005 @ 11:19 pm

  12. A prime example why peopel shouldn’t let their dog “run” – pack mentality sets in and mayham breaks out.

    Comment by bogie — November 10, 2005 @ 4:08 am

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