Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hmmm... let's think about this
Apparently, (via GOP Vixen), a python in the Everglades bit off more than it could chew:

A 13-foot Burmese python recently burst after it apparently tried to swallow a live, six-foot alligator whole, authorities said.

The incident has heightened biologists' fears that the nonnative snakes could threaten a host of other animal species in the Everglades.

"It means nothing in the Everglades is safe from pythons, a top-down predator," said Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida wildlife professor.
I'm not sure that makes any sense at all. Apparently, alligators are safe from pythons, since this one burst...

Am I missing something here?

Also, make sure you click through—there's an awesome picture of the end result.


Me said...

Eww... I'm glad the python isn't around anymore. Could you imagine? He eats an alligator and then would probably move on to bigger things. Next thing we know, we're watching a python swallow a golf cart on CNN.

Exile said...

alligators are most certainly not safe because not only did the python die, so did the alligator. It is conceivable that a pythons strong enough to finish the job could actually pose a real threat to this native species.

I think it is time for burma to start producing something good for the world instead of vicious consumers that lay waste to alligators and democratic freedoms (in reference to the burmese military regime).