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.
Our staff spotted this alligator swimming away from a levee in western Miami-Dade Co. with lunch — a Burmese python. pic.twitter.com/7ngW1EDuCF
— South Florida Water (@SFWMD) August 18, 2016
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.
@SFWMD Delighted to see these awful snakes finally end up as another species' meal. Every single one of them should be killed.
— Dean Klein (@twincam72) August 20, 2016
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.