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    Dog pack attacks croc in Northern Territory

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Speedy, May 8, 2009.


    A times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.


    The crocodile, 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 canines
    See the remarkable photograph below
    courtesy of Nature Magazine.

    Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the croc 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 croc.


    Not for those who are squirmish


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    By speedyjjj at 2009-05-07

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    Oh they are so cute.
    I want one Speedy.
     
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    DUDE. I had my fiance look at the picture before I did to tell me if it was ok for me to look at because of your warning.

    Freakin cute. I wants a puppy.
     
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    Ha ha ha, I used to live in the NT and thought - this I have to see!

    I would take one of those pups home with me any day! Too Cute!
     
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    My emotional gears just jammed! So cute X3
     
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    Hahahaa I was not expecting that
     
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    I didn't have to lok as I have seen it before - it is doing the email rounds. But yes, very very cute :) poor croc has all my sympathy!
     
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    This is completely unrealistic.
     

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