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Old 02-01-10, 08:52 AM
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The python tried to swallow the alligator whole and then exploded

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This story is from 2005, but thought it was worthy of highlighting:

An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.

The Burmese python tried to swallow its fearsome rival whole but then exploded.

The remains of the two giant reptiles were found by astonished rangers in the Everglades National Park.

The rangers say the find suggests that non-native Burmese pythons might even challenge alligators' leading position in the food chain in the swamps.

Clearly, if they can kill an alligator they can kill other species.

The python's remains were found with the victim's tail protruding from its burst midsection.

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