At times Nature can be cruel, but there is a raw beauty in the struggle for survival. Consider the alligators, one of the oldest predator species. The alligator is an apex predator, but can still fall victim to team work. A dog pack’s tightly knit social structure and survival-of-the-pack mentality enables it to defeat even such a fearsome predator as the alligator, as seen in this graphic photo from Florida.

For the protection of the squeamish, after the cut.

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the alligator preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog has a death-grip on the ‘gator’s neck.
Dog pack attacks an alligator

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