3.18.2011

shocking photo: dog pack attacks alligator

20 comments:

David Cho said...

Cute.

This one is for real. As you can see, I've become quite a cat person :).

Northern Girl said...

Wow! Dog packs attacking alligators, cats attacking alligators. You guys have all the fun.

All I had was this dumb alligator
in our backyard in Florida.

laura k said...

That cat attacking the alligator is amazing. But why is that man just hanging out, watching - and why is someone else filming - instead of helping? The cat easily could have been eaten.

I guess that would just make a funnier video. How hilarious.

johngoldfine said...

My dog Scoot is such a sobersides these days, but when he was a pup he would flip a dog-bed over onto his back so that he was pretty much covered by it, and then, turtle-like, would motorvate across the floor, which gave the other dogs conniptions--they just had to attack the mysterious paw-powered bed.... Hilarity all around.

That alligator scene is pretty creepy. I'm having shrimp gumbo for supper tonight and that is all the closer to Louisiana I plan to get, thank you very much.

Stephanie said...

LUV the puppies!

impudent strumpet said...

OMG puppies!!!!! I want to pick them up and hug them!

The cat is impressive, but the humans seem to have way too much confidence that the alligators won't get them. And if the cat is protecting them, they shouldn't let the child distract it with petting - they need to keep it on sentry duty!

laura k said...

Out on a bayou in south Louisiana, we saw alligators hanging out, sunning themselves on rocks - and also their eyes, just above the water, as they swam around. They are some fierce-looking creatures! They look prehistoric.

I love the image of John's dog walking around with a dog bed on his back, and the other dogs flipping out!!

David Cho said...

Been asking the same questions myself. I wonder if the whole thing is staged with trained alligators. If that was my cat, I'd be throwing things at the alligator to chase it (not to hurt them) away or better yet, try to chase the cat away far away from the alligator.

laura k said...

Staged with a trained alligator - I didn't think of that! It's either that or extremely irresponsible cat owners, which unfortunately are very common.

johngoldfine said...

We use the term 'lizard brain' for good reason! I wouldn't want my kitties cavorting with any damned 'trained' alligators. You know how people will say about their dog: 'Oh, don't worry, he would never bite,' and how you have to take that with a grain of salt and judge the pup for yourself?

Imagine those people in the video telling you the 'gator was 'trained' and wouldn't hurt a fly....

Amy said...

Cute puppies! And perhaps I had better not watch the cat video....

Does this mean you have puppies in mind? :)

Amy said...

OK, I watched the video. Something doesn't ring true there. Bad enough that the adults let the cat near the alligator---they also let their young son near them. Can you train an alligator? Could they be pets? Or are these people truly irresponsible and stupid enough to reveal that irresponsibility on YouTube?

laura k said...

Does this mean you have puppies in mind? :)

I am thinking nonstop about our future dog, whoever she may be - but this pic was just sitting on my desktop waiting to be posted. That part's a coincidence.

laura k said...

I don't know if alligators are trainable, but I think these people are a little shy in the brains department.

Amy said...

I am thinking nonstop about our future dog, whoever she may be

:) Keep us posted!

laura k said...

It will be major news at wmtc, you can be sure of that! :)

johngoldfine said...

I am thinking nonstop about our future dog

That's good--because it dovetails naturally and completely with thinking about her nonstop once she actually does arrive! With the tiniest effort, it's possible to think of nothing but dogs....

laura k said...

Dogs and baseball, the two most perfect distractions on the planet.

impudent strumpet said...

Wolf puppies

laura k said...

OMG!!!! Thank you!

So that's why my Statcounter had all those search strings about "wolf puppies blue eyes"!