By Josie  November 14th, 2023

Horse Makes Attack on Alligator to Protect Her Foal

This footage shows a wild horse embodying the power of maternal instincts – she makes an attack on an alligator, all with her beloved foal’s best interests at heart.

Being apex predators, alligators do not have any natural enemies. But that doesn’t mean that they are completely free of danger!

Given the right timing, unexpected animals in unexpected scenarios can easily overpower this reptilian.

Defensive Mechanisms of Horses

Kicking Power: A horse’s kick can exert force up to 2000 pounds per square inch.

Heightened Senses: Horses have exceptional hearing and smell help in detecting predators early.

 Teeth: They use their teeth for biting when cornered or to protect their young.

The alligator is simply minding its own business, but the horse nevertheless realizes the potential threat the reptile holds.

Horse Makes Attack on Allgator

Galloping out of the bushes, heading straight for the alligator, she makes her surprise attack.

The Footage

Spectators assume that it’s a mama horse making the attack, as there’s a foal with her.

Horses and alligators coexisting is not a common sight, as they inhabit extremely contrasting environments.

Is It Rare to Find Horses and Alligators in the Same Habitat?

However, in certain regions of the southern United States, it’s not impossible to encounter both species within proximity.

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