They may appear cute and cuddly, but as one alligator soon learned, otters can be vicious predators.
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These photos show an otter overpowering a juvenile gator and despite the reptile doing its best, it was no match for the fanged weasel-cousin.
The animals were spotted at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, where it soon became clear that the otter was in it to win it.
The otter attacked the relatively young gator by biting it over the neck, ensuring it could not turn around and bite back.