Thursday, October 06, 2005
My! This was one hungry python. Now, it's one dead python.
A Burmese python, measuring 13 feet long, attempted to eat an alligator in the Everglades. However, it was just a little too much for its stomach and resulted in an explosion.
Pythons are not native to the Everglades. People have been buying exotic snakes and when unwanted, they're usually dumped in the Everglades, along with other Asian snakes. So, the snakes are now a threat to the other animal species in the area. Ugh! People, stop taking in animals, just because they're cute when they're babies!
Alligators are usually the dominant species in the Everglades but lately have been having to defend against and sometimes lose to pythons. Investigators have suggested that this alligator fought back by clawing against the python, which may have lead to the explosion. "I'm taking you with me, bitch!", said the gator.