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Alligators Eating Burmese Pythons for Lunch Is Normal in Florida

Twitter/South Florida Water

Just another Thursday in the Florida Everglades. 

Last week South Florida Water employees were able to capture an alligator swimming off from a levee with a large Burmese python in its jaws.

They posted the National Geographic moment on their Twitter feed.

The fact that this is a normal event is alarming as Florida has been battling the Burmese python as an invasive species for years now.

Many comments on the Twitter picture exhibit their joy that the alligators are helping in their fight to eradicate the destructive snake species.

Burmese pythons threaten the natural ecological wildlife in the Florida Everglades. They use valuable resources and prey upon smaller fish that should instead sustain native species.

Florida has been tackling the Burmese python issue for years, even holding an annual Python Challenge where contestants round up and eradicate the snake.

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Alligators Eating Burmese Pythons for Lunch Is Normal in Florida