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Photographer captures a photo of an otter eating an alligator

By now, everyone has seen the viral photos of a snake eating a crocodile in a five-hour battle. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a great week for alligators. The Huffington Post posted pictures today of a hungry otter munching on an unsuspecting alligator. Photographer Geoff Walsh took the picture in 2011 at Florida’s Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The alligator eating otter photograph appeared on the refuge’s Facebook page.

Photographer captures picture of otter eating an alligator.
Photographer captures picture of otter eating an alligator.Facebook

Typically, the otter survives on a fish and crustacean diet, but a little extra protein never hurts anyone; even if it means an occasional piece of alligator flesh or some unfortunate amphibian. Florida established The Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in 1964. The website describes the animal sanctuary as:

  • 11,100 acres of freshwater marsh
  • 7,200 acres of hardwood swamps
  • 2,400 acres of uplands
  • More than 1,000 acres of lakes, streams, and canals

The website also offers various activities to visitors

  • nature photograph
  • horseback riding
  • fishing
  • boating
  • hiking
  • bicycling

Read more about this story on the Huffington Post website or visit The Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.