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While the staff was in western Miami-Dade County, they spotted an alligator swimming away with his lunch – a Burmese Python.
Luckily, someone was able to snap a picture of the surprising sight.
Our staff spotted this alligator swimming away from a levee in western Miami-Dade Co. with lunch — a Burmese python. pic.twitter.com/7ngW1EDuCF
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In other instances in the Everglades, an alligator and python faced off.
A photo taken in the Everglades National Park back in 2013 showed the aftermath of another confrontation.
In another instance, it looked liked a python was trying to eat an alligator back in 2011 and neither of them survived.
Burmese pythons, according to researchers, regard the Everglades as an all-you-can-eat buffet. The snakes, which have no natural predators in the area, are native to India and other parts of Asia.2 Dead, 2 Injured In Single-Vehicle Crash In Miami Beach
The large population of the Burmese pythons in the Everglades is likely due to humans releasing pets into the wild, either intentionally or in Hurricane Andrew’s aftermath in 1992.