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Old 10-05-05, 03:15 PM
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Fight between python and gator ends in a draw

http://www.wpbfnews.com/family/5060215/detail.html#


A Burmese python is thought to have died after swallowing an alligator in the Everglades.

Python Eats Gator, Stomach Ruptures
Snakes, Gators Compete In Everglades


POSTED: 11:25 am EDT October 5, 2005

MIAMI -- A python's eyes were apparently bigger than its stomach.

Scientists in Florida are puzzling over a Burmese python that scarfed down a six-foot alligator before its stomach ruptured.

They found the carcasses in an isolated part of Florida's Everglades National Park. Photos show the gator's hind legs and tail sticking out of the 13-foot snake's ruptured gut.

The Miami Herald reported that scientists can't figure out how the snake got the critter down. The snake's head is also missing.

Experts say the clash is interesting, but it also shows the exotic snakes are competing with gators to top the food chain in the Everglades.

Park biologist Skip Snow said he's documented 156 python captures in the last two years.

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Old 10-05-05, 03:17 PM
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How did a python get into the Everglades?
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They're invaders.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...5E1702,00.html
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my roommate had a burm in college. he was docile and friendly until he grew to 7ft.

then not so much.
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Originally Posted by bhk

Yep, gotta root for the alligators, they were there first.

Sucks that people are putting pythons in these swamps. There's a reason why people are not allowed to have certain "pets."
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It is kind of hard to see how a 6 foot alligator could lose. Hopefully the snakes will not take over.
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Originally Posted by cajun_junky
It is kind of hard to see how a 6 foot alligator could lose. Hopefully the snakes will not take over.
The snake strangles the gator, then attempts to Monica the beast.
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Hopefully the snakes and alligators will merge at the genetic level and become some sort of prehistoric super villain.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Hopefully the snakes and alligators will merge at the genetic level and become some sort of prehistoric super villain.
That would be so damn cool.
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Yeah Burmese get dumped all the time because when they're young they're cute as hell. Suddenly, they because huge serpents requiring large prey and multiple handlers. Zoos can't take them and finding a home becomes next to impossible.
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wonder how the snake lost its head and still managed to shove a gator down it's gullet?
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Originally Posted by CPT
The snake strangles the gator, then attempts to Monica the beast.
Having lived in Louisiana for several years I saw plenty of alligators and man those things are aggressive. That had to be one hungry snake...and damn brave I might add!!!!
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Don't mess with Burma.
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I saw that on the news last night! So bizarre. I had to stare at the picture for a bit to figure out what was what.

Sigh, a true clash of the titans.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Hopefully the snakes and alligators will merge at the genetic level and become some sort of prehistoric super villain.
I, for one, welcome our new Alithon overlords.
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Originally Posted by Xander
I saw that on the news last night! So bizarre. I had to stare at the picture for a bit to figure out what was what.

Sigh, a true clash of the titans.

Can you explain it to me? i keep staring at it and still can't make....*ahem*...heads or tails of it.
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I think the same guys who create crop circles just got bored. Why not stitch up a croc in a python? Wild photo.
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I still wish we could have an animal combat show. Fox would air it, but would it be called "When Animals Attack Each Other" or "Beast vs Beast"?
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Hopefully the snakes and alligators will merge at the genetic level and become some sort of prehistoric super villain.

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Originally Posted by chente
wonder how the snake lost its head and still managed to shove a gator down it's gullet?

I think since they unhinge their jaws to be able to "open wide"....it just looks as if he has no head. Try it and let us know.....
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Originally Posted by Texasgingersnap
I think since they unhinge their jaws to be able to "open wide"....it just looks as if he has no head. Try it and let us know.....
The article claimed the head was missing.
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Originally Posted by LASERMOVIES
The article claimed the head was missing.
In THAT case it's a fake. Not a very good fake either. The guys here could make up a better one.......
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Originally Posted by Texasgingersnap
In THAT case it's a fake. Not a very good fake either. The guys here could make up a better one.......
How does a missing head make it fake?
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Snopes claims it's true.

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