A video going viral on the Internet, shot at Everglades National Park in Florida, shows the result of an alligator vs python battle – and it’s not for the faint-hearted.
A video going viral on the Internet shows the result of an alligator vs python battle – and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Captured at the Shark Valley Visitor Centre in the Everglades National Park, Florida, the video shows the winner of the deadly match chomping down on its defeated rival. In this case, it is the alligator that came out victorious and managed to defeat the huge snake- which is capable of swallowing humans whole.
The video was shot and posted to Facebook by Florida-resident Rich Kruger, who said that the python was over 10-foot-long.
The green anaconda, also known as the giant anaconda, is one of the largest snakes in the world. It is a boa species native to the northern regions of South America. The green anaconda is the heaviest and one of the longest known extant snake species. They can reach lengths of 30 feet can weigh upto 250 kilograms. Like all boas, it is a non-venomous constrictor.
Green anacondas are commonly found in water like swamps and streams. Smaller anacondas generally hunt prey like smaller mammals, birds, fishes, etc. However, adult anacondas are able to consume much larger animals. While crocodiles are large water predators themselves and usually beat snakes in a fight. This crocodile was no match in front of this huge green anaconda.
The video going viral was shared on Instagram by the page ‘africanwildlife1’ and has received thousands of views and likes. It shows a giant anaconda wrapped tightly around the whole body of a crocodile in water. The crocodile could be seen struggling to breathe as the anaconda crushed it to death by constricting it. The intense fight between the two predators was caught on camera and fascinated netizens.