The Jungle rulers - In the wild

Challenge #8 in the The Road less traveled series. Hosted by tsk1979.
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Often we go to trips in national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries, looking for that Bear, that Tiger, that lion. Post a pic, taken in the wild, of such a predator. Remember, the predator should be one of the animals which are at or near the top in the food chain.
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Gator Grabs Snowy
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A wild Alligator came up suddenly and grabbed a Snowy Egret that was among a group of wading birds feeding in a marsh beside the Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina. The gator swam with the bird in it's jaws for a bit before settling in along the marsh grass to consume it's catch.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 7th September, 2010 19:33 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 24th August, 2010
Focal length: 420 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 250
Notes: Image shot as jpeg with minimal post processing.
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