Alligator wins reptile death match

alligator eats burmese python

A Florida alligator has won this reptile death match with a Burmese Python.
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A FLORIDA alligator is being hailed an environmental hero after being pictured devouring a Burmese python which are invading the Everglades.

The photo, posted on the Everglades National Park website, showed the alligator had won the death match.

The Burmese python, which has no natural predators and can eat alligators, has been invading the Everglades in massive numbers because they can reproduce in large numbers.

Some believe there are now more than 100,000 of the pythons in the area.

But local resident Steve Greene said this alligator was determined that there would be one fewer snake to worry about.

‘The gator was moving fast and very determined to get under the bridge (to get the snake),’ Mr Greene said.

Burmese pythons can reach 7 metres or more in length and weighing up to 90 kilograms with a girth as big as a telephone pole.


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