Python Explodes after Gator Dinner  

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10/11/2005 11:51 am

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Python Explodes after Gator Dinner


Python Explodes after Gator Dinner

Talk about overeating. A python in Florida's Everglades clashed with a 6-foot-long alligator. And won. But then tried to swallow him whole. And exploded.



AP

The alligator's tail and hind legs were sticking out of the snake's belly after the python burst.

Talk about having eyes too big for one's stomach. Park rangers at Florida's Everglades National Park were startled to discover the remains of dead alligator -- sticking out of the mouth of a dead Burmese python. Apparently, the snake had attempted to swallow the gator whole in a fit of gluttony. And then exploded. "They were probably matched evenly in size," Frank Mazzotti, a wildlife professor from the University of Florida, told the Associated Press. "If the python got a good grip on the alligator before the alligator got a good grip on him, he could win."

But greed is dangerous, and in the end, the ranger found the snake with its dinner's tail sticking out of its burst belly. Its head was nowhere to be found. Burmese pythons have been living in the Everglades for the past two decades -- many of them have been dumped there by their owners.

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