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TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:00 PM
just seen this now but it happened a while ago and dont think it was posted.

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

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The python tried to swallow the alligator whole and then exploded




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 with the victim's tail protruding from its burst midsection were found last week. 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.

Wiggly
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:09 PM
It's a bit old but it's still GROSS.:lol:

!<blocparty>!
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:15 PM
I think Marco (Avid Merrion) posted it in another sneak thread. They're really awesome animals. :rocker2:

BUBI
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:15 PM
:speakles:

Kart
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:22 PM
I had to stare at it for some time to work out what was what.

Avid Merrion
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:45 PM
I think Marco (Avid Merrion) posted it in another sneak thread. They're really awesome animals. :rocker2:
yep, yep. lots of snakey goodness here ---> http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=261413 :D

Drake1980
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:46 PM
OMG:eek: :sick:

Renee
Nov 21st, 2006, 10:37 PM
I can't even look at it and it's only a picture:eek:

quasar
Nov 21st, 2006, 10:48 PM
Guess the python didn't have as deep a throat as it thought...

Cheers,

Carlos

-Ph51-
Nov 22nd, 2006, 01:43 AM
RIP :angel:

RVD
Nov 22nd, 2006, 02:10 AM
Quite incredible!
The python literally bit off more than it could chew. :lol:
Sorta like the Republicans with the American voters. :tape:

Wigglytuff
Nov 22nd, 2006, 02:30 AM
:lol:

let this be a lesson to you rosie o'donell. :tape: :haha:

rockstar
Nov 22nd, 2006, 03:03 AM
:lol: omg it's quite funny
but i'm not supposed to be laughing! :( :o

égalité
Nov 22nd, 2006, 03:18 AM
:speakles:

hurricanejeanne
Nov 22nd, 2006, 03:31 AM
:eek:
Snakes scare the crap out of me.

Damn that's a big snake. *shudders in fear*.

quasar
Nov 22nd, 2006, 03:33 AM
This python-swallows-alligator theme has lots of entertainment potential, specifically, the sequel to Snakes on a plane.

What could be better than "Snakes and alligators on a submarine"!!!

Are you listening Hollywood?

Cheers,

Carlos

Wigglytuff
Nov 22nd, 2006, 03:53 AM
dude i just thought about something. do you think they will make them into leather stuff? :tape:

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:15 AM
dude i just thought about something. do you think they will make them into leather stuff? :tape:

:tape: :lol:

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i look at the picture, and its kind of hard to tell what exactly ur looking at haha...

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i cant believe the head is still missing. its like a horror movie im sure. THE HEAD IS GOING TO HAUNT US ALL!!!!!!!!! GUARD ALL BABIES, PERSONAL BELONGINGS, & BODILY APPENDAGES :drool: !!! AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:50 AM
Yay.

Apoleb
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:54 AM
Stupid snake is trying to make a turn when it has a whole alligator in its belly.

Scotso
Nov 22nd, 2006, 04:55 AM
Stupid snake is trying to make a turn when she has a whole alligator in its belly.

Yah, this is why I nibble all day rather than eat big meals, they really slow you down.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 22nd, 2006, 06:08 AM
Yah, this is why I nibble all day rather than eat big meals, they really slow you down.

omg me 2! we're like twens.... except in our taste for men

TF Chipmunk
Nov 22nd, 2006, 06:53 AM
I still can't really see what is what :o Obviously the green is the alligator but then there are so many pieces of the snake :o

Anyway, the snake deserves to die :mad::scared::bolt:

rebel_ffighter
Nov 22nd, 2006, 07:58 AM
ewwww

Grohl
Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:03 AM
:lol:

Shimizu Amon
Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM
It still looks absolutely fascinating. The crocodile had his revenge ;)

forever_rafter
Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:34 AM
:eek:

*Jool*
Nov 22nd, 2006, 09:27 AM
poor snake :unsure:

Kunal
Nov 22nd, 2006, 09:55 AM
unbelievable!

discovery channel would kill to have footage of that

Shoulderpova
Nov 22nd, 2006, 10:14 AM
silly snake :silly:

Ellery
Nov 23rd, 2006, 04:33 PM
:lol: :unsure:

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 23rd, 2006, 05:13 PM
:scared: :scared: :scared: