Friday, October 07, 2005


Snake explodes after eating gator

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The image to your left will also confirm it. A 13 foot Burmese python exploded when it tried to swallow a 6-foot alligator whole in Florida's swamps.

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

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.

Is this crazy or what?! It's true what they say - fact really is stranger than fiction.

Now then. Who's hungry?


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