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Just An Otter Eating An Alligator Alive

The gator was no match for the river otter.

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These incredible pictures were captured by keen photographer Geoff Walsh at the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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The encounter took place in 2011 but the pictures remained unseen on Walsh’s computer until recently.

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The sequence shows the otter biting into the juvenile alligator’s neck before dragging it out of the water.

Walsh’s wife Kitty said: ‘At first glance it just looked like it was a couple of raccoons but when we noticed it was a fight we couldn’t believe it.
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Walsh’s wife Kitty said: ‘At first glance it just looked like it was a couple of raccoons but when we noticed it was a fight we couldn’t believe it.

‘The otter dragged the gator into a bush and then we just heard bone crunching.

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‘We decided not to go any closer which I think was for the best.’

Although they normally eat fish, otters often add shellfish, crabs and small mammals to their diet.And now alligators.
Geoff Walsh/Barcroft Media

Although they normally eat fish, otters often add shellfish, crabs and small mammals to their diet.

And now alligators.