A Florida journalist out on a bike ride caught a rare sight on video last month: a 15-foot-long Burmese python locked in a deadly battle with an alligator.
Joe Capozzi, a reporter for the Palm Beach Post, said he was cycling through South Florida’s Big Cypress National Reserve when he heard a series of splashes.
Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill told the local CBS station that the battle of the two apex predators was nature’s version of Godzilla fighting King Kong in the swamp.
Capozzi wrote that Big Cypress invasive species expert Tony Pernas told him the battle was “pretty rare.” Capozzi also said that the snake won the battle, but that’s not always the case.
Burmese pythons are an invasive species in Florida. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, some are pets that were released or escaped into the wild while others are descended from pythons that escaped a breeding facility destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It’s no longer legal to acquire the snakes as pets in the Sunshine State.
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