PYTHON V ALLIGATOR!
Friday January 30th, 2009
BATTLE OF THE DINOSAURS
In a confrontation reminiscent of Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, two giants of the dinosaur world have apparently fought to the death in the Florida swamps. The discovery of the ravaged bodies of two of the deadliest predators known to man has left rangers and experts astonished.
It would appear that a battle between a 13ft Burmese Python and a 6ft Alligator resulted in a victory for the constrictor. But it was to prove a short lived and somewhat hollow triumph when the snake, who had worked up a hefty appetite during the fight for survival, decided to chow down on its former opponent. In its eagerness to satisfy an insatiable hunger the python attempted to swallow the fearsome rival whole the result of which it exploded.
The python’s headless remains were discovered by rangers with the alligator’s tail protruding from its burst mid section. The head is still missing. According to experts the alligator must have regained consciousness and clawed at the snake’s stomach lining causing it to burst.
Professor Frank Mazzotti of the University of Florida told reporters, 'Encounters like that are almost never seen in the wild... And here we are…They were probably evenly matched in size. If the python got a good grip on the alligator before the alligator got a good grip on him, he could win…Clearly, if they can kill an alligator they can kill other species,'
The Harbour Guides Crew would like to know how on earth did a 13ft Burmese Python manage to travel half way around the world un-noticed? Our theory is that the match was prearranged and the Python smuggled in aboard a cargo vessel especially for the showdown. Punters with money on a draw must have been laughing all the way to the bookie.
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