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 pack mentality’ bred into canines.  

See the remarkable photograph below, courtesy of Nature Magazine. 

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator, while another dog has a hold on the tail, and the third dog attaks the soft underbelly of the gator. 



 

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