Python Tries to Eat Alligator, Explodes

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MIAMI, Fla. — Alligators have clashed with nonnative pythons before in Everglades National Park. But when a 6-foot gator tangled with a 13-foot python recently, the result wasn't pretty.

The snake apparently tried to swallow the gator whole — and then exploded. Scientists stumbled upon the gory remains last week [continued]
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171358,00.html
 
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Ewwww, I could have done without that before going to bed. :frown:
 

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Evo said:
Ewwww, I could have done without that before going to bed. :frown:
You're such as girl. :rolleyes:

:biggrin:
 

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AWESOME!!!! One less snake in this world!
 
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Hence, everything in moderation; o:)
 

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There are pythons in the Everglades?! :surprised Oh, I see. People who don't want the snakes as pets anymore just drop them off wherever. Aren't there laws against that? :grumpy:
 

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There are pythons in the Everglades?! :surprised Oh, I see. People who don't want the snakes as pets anymore just drop them off wherever. Aren't there laws against that? :grumpy:
I think we ought to feed the owners to the snakes. :devil:
 

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Evo said:
I think we ought to feed the owners to the snakes. :devil:
Heh. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. :devil:
The article says that some people let the snakes go because they become afraid of them (Yes, I would be afraid of a 13-foot python too - that's why I DON'T OWN ANY! :rolleyes:). So - yeah - here's the thinking: I bought this snake and now I'm afraid that it will hurt me. So I will just dump it off somewhere where it can hurt other people. Oy.
I wonder if the people who sell exotic animals take any pains to educate their customers. "This is just a baby. If you feed it, it will grow. Introducing non-native plants and animals into an ecosystem can have serious, negative consequences..." Are there any responsible exotic/dangerous-pet owners here? What did you have to do to get the pet? Did the seller tell you anything?
 

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