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Python explodes after eating alligator

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news icon rSubmitted by Rick Hamell: Alligators have clashed with nonnative pythons before in Everglades National Park. But when a 6-foot gator tangled with a 13-foot python recently, the result wasn't pretty. The snake apparently tried to swallow the gator whole and then exploded.

Scientists stumbled upon the gory remains last week. The species have battled with increasing frequency scientists have documented four encounters in the last three years.

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LobsterMan

thats really bizarre..

i dont really know what im talking about, but i've heard that

when animals start running out of their natural prey they start

looking for alternatives to their diet.

probably why the snake attacked the alligator

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Baku

This is just really weird, I didnt know pythons attacked alligators :huh:

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draconic chronicler

As explained on the earlier threads, this story is not as it seems.

1. Pythons are constrictors and this one certainly constricted such a large animal before attempting to swallow it. Therefore the alligator was dead and couldn't have clawed its way anywhere. Alligators are practically clawless anyway.

2. The python's head had been chopped off.

3. The simple expanation of this story is thus:

a. Python constricts and swallows Alligator, just as Anacondas do to Caiman everyday in South America.

b. Redneck fisherman sees python in water, easy to club and kill because of the alligator in its belly.

c. Redneck fishman cuts python's head off for souvenier, naturally cuts open snake's belly to see what it had swallowed. Curiosity satisfied, redneck throws headless python with protruding alligator back into water.

d. Photographer sees dead python and photographs. Ignorant press concoct ridiculous story about python swallowing live alligator and exploding.

e. mystery solved, end of story Bigger mystery: why are people believing something so stupid?

Edited by draconic chronicler

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Iron Aden

I think it's a cool picture.

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saladins follower

u just had to spoil the moment , dragon.......

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iSeeDeadPpl!

happened again today lol

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