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Footage Captures Alligator Snapping Turtle Attacking an Alligator

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Watch as 'Raphael' the alligator snapper takes charge of the swamp with one crushing bite!

The Trinity River in east Texas is the backdrop for the heavyweight brawl of the century, and two of the most familiar creatures are facing off.

In one corner is the venerable, 8-foot alligator and its bone crushing teeth. In the other, weighing in at around 300 pounds, is the 150-year-old king of the swamp!

Watch and see who wins:

It's said that Raphael has lurked in the waters of this swamp since the time of Ulysses S. Grant and even Billy the Kid!

Even that relatively big gator had to yield to the powerful jaws of the alligator snapper. There was no question the gator felt that bite even through his tough, armored hide.

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