Python and alligator spotted fighting to death at a golf course


Image by Richard Nadler's Facebook post
  • Two ‘dangerous’ reptiles, a massive Burmese python and an alligator were seen fighting to death
  • A netizen took pictures and shared on Facebook the “wild” moment he and his golf buddies witnessed in Florida

Two of the most feared reptiles in the world were caught on camera, probably to prove once and for all who the “King of Reptiles” is. Is it just one of their ways to get rid of “competition” or is it just predator versus prey?

Dr. Richard Nadler, a dentist, photographed the battle near the 10th hole as he was playing golf at Fiddler’s Creek club in Naples, Florida.

Nadler shared the amazing images January 13 on Facebook and captioned it: “Wild day on the 10th hole today! That’s a an alligator and a Burmese python entwined. The alligator seems to have the upper hand.”

Nadler said in an interview with NBC 2 that there was a delay on the course and he asked other golfers to move so his party could continue with their game.

Nadler said: “They drove back to explain to us that it was actually an alligator and python entwined. So that’s what everyone was taking pictures of that’s what the back up was.” 

As he went closer to investigate, he saw the python wrapping, constricting the alligator, but the python’s head was in the mouth of the alligator and the alligator just stood still with its eyes wide open, not moving.

And who won?

Several witnesses claimed that the battle of reptiles ended with the alligator dragging the python into the water, and some assumed that the python ended up as food for the alligator.

“Apparently there was no intervention and the next morning they were all gone and the assumption was that the alligator won and that was the end of it,” Nadler said.

In Florida, the average size of a Burmese python is 8 to 10 feet, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), while female alligators in Florida typically measure below 10 feet in length, but males can grow much larger.

If you’re into some “wild action” which could be the reason why you’re here, no video of the incident was shared online. But don’t worry, we posted this YouTube video shared by ojatro here, which has a different end-game result:

This article has been viewed 3196 times. Article originally posted: January 20, 2018, 2:38 pm (UTC-0). Last update: January 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm (UTC-0).

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