Everglades National Park gator wins battle vs. invasive Burmese python
11:17 AM, Dec 24, 2013
11:04 PM, Dec 24, 2013
A photo taken at the Everglades National Park shows that alligators aren't ready to surrender their home turf to constantly invasive pythons.
Earlier this month, park staff was notified that there was a gator vs. python incident. Park visitor Steve Greene reported: "I saw this... (while) heading to Royal Palm. The Gator was thrashing around which caught my attention. The gator was moving fast and very determined to get under the bridge."
Park officials said alligators are sometimes seen consuming the large snakes.
The gator won this round, but in 2005, wildlife researchers found a dead, headless python after it apparently tried to digest a 6-foot-long alligator.