South Carolina’s Huntington Beach State Park is home to all sorts of friendly wildlife. Many folks visit to take in nature and learn about those critters. However, it is a fairly small preserve, so some clashing of the animal residents occurs from time to time.
Phil Lanoue, a resident of the nearby neighborhood Murrells Inlet, was able to capture just that when he happened upon what seemed like a particularly one sided fight between an alligator and a small crab. He observed the alligator go into a “stealth mode” as it crept up to the crustacean, but the young gator wasn’t quick enough for this prey.
Lanoue explains how the brawl went down: “As the gator inched forward the crab reached out with his right claw and gave the gator a good hard pinch on the end of his nose.”
Yep, that’s gonna leave a mark.
(via Caters News.)
Perhaps if the gator had been a bit older, he might not have been quicker to strike. I guess that goes to show you how even animals have to learn the same maturity we do, they just apply it a little differently.
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