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A Real Fight To The Death In The Florida Everglades Caught On Video: Alligator vs Burmese Python

Not all that long ago, the alligator was the apex predator in the Florida Everglades. With the introduction of an invasive species like the Burmese Python….now the alligator has some serious competition , not only for food, but when these two predators meet, only one will come out on top. Burmese pythons have an established permanent breeding population in South Florida and belong to the “new” apex predators of the Everglades today. Top predators like the american crocodiles and american alligators prey regularly on all kinds of reptiles, including pythons.

An adult alligator will have little trouble to overpower, kill and eat any juvenile and in some cases even an adult constrictor. Nevertheless, a fully grown Burmese Python can reach over twenty feet in length and becomes extremely dangerous prey item for most crocodilians including the American Alligator. These large constrictors don’t have much to fear and will feed on most animals they come across (including alligators) when hungry.

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia. However, since the end of the 20th century, they have become an established breeding population in South Florida. Although Burmese pythons were first sighted in Everglades National Park in the 1980’s, they were not officially recognized as a reproducing population until 2000. Since then, the number of python sightings has exponentially increased with over 300 annual sightings from 2008 to 2010. Burmese pythons prey on a wide variety of birds, mammals, and crocodilian species occupying the Everglades. Pronounced declines in a number of mammalian species have coincided spatially and temporally with the proliferation of pythons in southern Florida, indicating the already devastating impacts upon native animals. 
If you spot a Burmese python while on vacation, or fishing in Florida, particularly in the Everglades, do NOT try and catch it. Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and report the sighting.
Here is their contact info:

Wildlife Alert:
Report incidents online or call 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users can also call *FWC or #FWC, or send a text to Tip@MyFWC.com.

 

 

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