Shocking footage has shown a ten-foot python being eaten by an alligator in the
Rich Kruger was on the Shark Valley bike trail off the Tamiami Trail on Monday when he spotted an adult alligator chomping down on a giant snake he estimated to be around 10 feet long.
In a video he posted to his
Shocking footage has shown a ten-foot python being eaten by an alligator (pictured) in the Florida Everglades
The large alligator subsequently snaps twice near its head a number of times.
The reptile then lifts the python out of the water calmly, before lying down on top of it in its last effort to kill the serpent.
Footage of the alligator attacking its prey has been watched over 34,000 times since it was uploaded by Kruger on Monday.
The alligator then lifts the python out of the water calmly, (left), before lying down on top of it in its last effort to kill the serpent (right)
The alligator continues to devour the defenseless serpent along an embankment in Shark Valley
He noted that the Shark Valley area is the ‘best place [for] biking, hiking, anything.’
Last June a crocodile needed a little help when it found itself on the losing end of a gator vs. python match.
Footage of the alligator attacking its prey has been watched over 34,000 times since it was uploaded by Kruger (pictured) on Monday
Mike Kimmel claimed that he was driving a speedboat near Everglades Holiday Park, west of Pembroke Pines, with his pal when they saw a python measuring about ten feet attacking a four-foot long alligator.
Kimmel rescued the alligator by grabbing the snake by the head, giving the alligator the opportunity to flee.
Run-ins between gators and snakes are a regular occurrence in South Florida as the invasive Burmese python population continues to explode.
In last year’s python elimination program run by the state of Florida, 25 hunters captured 1,000 invasive snakes.
The winter dry season is the best time for wildlife viewing in the park.
Weather conditions are generally pleasant during the winter and standing water levels are low, causing wildlife to congregate at central water locations.
More than 50 distinct kinds of reptiles can be found in the park. The species range from the formidable American crocodile to the diminutive green anole.