Everglades: Python vs Alligator

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The infamous Python vs Alligator photo from the Everglades Swamp!

This is what happens when pythons are released into the Everglades.

The pythons get eyes bigger than their stomachs and think it's safe to eat a whole alligator.

Stupid snake!

The Professor Mazzotti who knows about these things believes the alligator was alive when the titanic struggle commenced. It may have clawed at the python's stomach as the snake tried to digest it, leading to the bursting of the stomach.

The hungry python was found with the alligator's hindquarters protruding from its midsection. It's stomach still surrounded the alligator's head, shoulders, and forelimbs.

Lunch was just too big an order. 

Scientists have documented four such encounters between the giant snakes and alligators in the last three years. The encroachment of Burmese pythons into the Everglades could threaten an $8 billion restoration project and endanger smaller species.

Wikipedia notes the invasiveness of the Python:

Native to southern Asia, the Burmese python is a relatively new invasive species in the Everglades. The species can grow up to 20 feet (6.1 m) long and they compete with alligators for the top of the food chain. Florida wildlife officials speculate that pet owners released their pythons and they have begun reproducing rapidly in an environment for which they are well-suited.

That's what happens when you screw with nature eh?

Oh all right here's another picture: Alligator Vs Python Round 2. I think this Alligator wins the round.

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  1. awesome. I love the last picture. It smells like... victory

  2. People are morons, stop releasing your dumb snakes into the wild you are endangering our ecosystem! Don't **** with nature!


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