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Thursday, October 6, 2005

 

It’s alien versus predator in Glades creature clash

`A giant exotic snake’s fatal mistake of trying to swallow an alligator has provided scientists with strange new evidence that pythons are continuing to spread in the Everglades. [..]

The 13-foot-snake and six-foot gator both wound up dead, locked so gruesomely it is hard to make heads, tails or any other body part of either creature.

When the carcasses were found last week in an isolated marsh in Everglades National Park, the gator’s tail and hind legs protruded from the ruptured gut of a python — which had swallowed it whole.

As an added touch of the macabre, the snake’s head was missing.’

also a larger image.




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