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Offline Aki-at

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Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« on: July 02, 2010, 07:28:28 pm »
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An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.

The Burmese python tried to swallow its fearsome rival whole but then exploded.

The remains of the two giant reptiles were found by astonished rangers in the Everglades National Park.

The rangers say the find suggests that non-native Burmese pythons might even challenge alligators' leading position in the food chain in the swamps.

The python's remains were found with the victim's tail protruding from its burst midsection. The head of the python was missing.

"Encounters like that are almost never seen in the wild... And here we are," Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida wildlife professor, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

"They were probably evenly matched in size. If the python got a good grip on the alligator before the alligator got a good grip on him, he could win," Professor Mazzotti said.

He said the alligator may have clawed at the python's stomach, leading it to burst.

"Clearly, if they can kill an alligator they can kill other species," Prof Mazzotti said.

He said that there had been four known encounters between the two species in the past. In the other cases, the alligator won or the battle was an apparent draw.

Burmese pythons - many of whom have been dumped by their owners - have thrived in the wet and hot climate of Florida's swamps over the past 20 years.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4313978.stm

Alligators going to have to call back up from  their bros the crocs.
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Offline Barry the Nomad

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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 08:03:29 pm »
HOT.

Now THIS is furry fiction that I can get into! (or is it "scaly"?)
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Offline ribbitking17

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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 10:06:40 pm »
classic whale and squid
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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 02:31:37 am »
0_o Jesus christ
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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 07:15:32 am »
Is it weird I read the title thinking this topic was related to Metal Gear?
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Offline crackdude

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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 12:11:05 pm »
So the Alligator did win right?
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Offline Nathan

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Re: Snake bursts after gobbling Alligator
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 04:22:48 pm »
Wow...that's pretty amazing.
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