The day after I arrived in Melbourne, Qantas workers went on strike and disrupted several flights. Several days ago fog grounded flights in and out of Melbourne overnight.
While on vacation, news can take on new relevance with potential disruptions that can have significant consequences.
I was fairly nervous about some of the creatures that live here in Australia. Funnel web spiders *shudders*, big nasty poisonous snakes, more spiders, more snakes, drop bears, oh, and the crocodiles. WOW. Not something you want to tangle with. If the sign says "no swimming, crocodiles!" You don't swim no matter how inviting the water looks.
Then I read this article.
Dog Pack Attacks Croc In Northern Territory
At 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 the squeemish....