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 in its natural eco-system, can still fall victim to implemented team work strategy, made possible by the tight knit social structure and survival of the fittest pack mentality bred into canines over the last thousands of years by natural selection.
See the remarkable photograph attached, courtesy of Nature Magazine.
Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while the remainder of the pack prevents the beast from rolling.
This one hasn't made it's way to my email box yet. Thanks Wiley ;)
I wish I would get more emails like this, instead of the stupid friendship and angel chain letters. Despite brutally honest and clear admission of loathing the things and physical harm to senders *eye roll*
I should have never given family my email address.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike, than those who think differently.-Friedrich Nietzsche