How to get an alligator to eat your dog for fun

Every dog-owner’s worst nightmare: watch your pet get eaten alive. Until you realise it’s just a heap of expertly stuffed fabric that looks like, oh, a scary alligator from the late Cretaceous period. This dog-devouring stunt was devised by Germany’s Zoo Neunkirchen a few years ago to get people to visit the zoo with the message: ‘Come to the zoo before the zoo comes to you’. Is it just us, or does the dog look kind of unimpressed?

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