Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Alligator chomps down on Burmese Python in Florida Everglades


When it comes to a battle between an alligator and Burmese Python, which would you pick as the top predator?

As it turned out in this case, witnessed by Steve Greene from a bridge—and seen in his photo above—it was the alligator.

Greene reported the alligator and python incident to the Everglades National Park Facebook page: “I saw this... as you are heading to Royal Palm. The Gator was thrashing around which caught my attention. The gator was moving fast and very determined to get under the bridge.”

The Burmese Python is an exotic and invasive species living in the Everglades and I’m pretty certain the Everglades National Park was happy to see the alligator winning this battle, since officials have been trying everything to control the fast-growing population of Burmese Pythons in the park.

But we must point out that the alligator doesn’t always win this battle. The Everglades National Park says, “sometimes it’s the reverse.”

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