Pythons and alligators battle to be at the top of the food chain in the Florida everglades. This time the python wins.
According to wildlife biologist Joe Wasilewski, pythons and gators are a pretty even match in the everglades with large gators eating small pythons and large pythons eating small gators.
This python eats a gator it believes is dead, but, according to Wasilewski, this snake may have bitten off more than he could chew.
Watch the video to see what happens.
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Burmese pythons are native to Southern Asia. They are one of the largest snakes in the world and are a popular pet snake in the United States.
They were introduced to Florida through both intentional and accidental release by pet owners and have established a breeding population in Everglades National Park and surrounding areas.
Pythons kill by constriction, literally squeezing the life out of their victims. They were classified as an invasive species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after researchers found a drastic decline in mammalian populations in areas known to harbor pythons.
In 2012, the importation of Burmese pythons was banned by the U.S. Department of the Interior, but researchers and game managers are still searching for an effective control method for Florida’s established population.