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Python explodes after eating alligator

Posted on Friday, 7 October, 2005 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Rick Hamell

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"Alligators have clashed with nonnative pythons before in Everglades National Park."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by LobsterMan on 7 October, 2005, 12:17
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
Comment icon #2 Posted by Baku on 7 October, 2005, 12:25
This is just really weird, I didnt know pythons attacked alligators
Comment icon #3 Posted by Richdog on 7 October, 2005, 12:29
lol third thread on this now...
Comment icon #4 Posted by draconic chronicler on 7 October, 2005, 23:38
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... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Iron Aden on 8 October, 2005, 4:48
I think it's a cool picture.
Comment icon #6 Posted by saladins follower on 8 October, 2005, 18:52
u just had to spoil the moment , dragon.......
Comment icon #7 Posted by Open your mind on 30 March, 2008, 21:30
happened again today lol

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