Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Python v. Gator...to the Death

Whoa, check this out: I'm sure thousands of nature nerds just simultaneously blew loads in their jockeys...

"A meeting between two of the largest and fiercest predators in the Everglades -- a Burmese python and an American alligator -- ended in a scene as rare as it was bizarre.

The 13-foot-snake and six-foot gator both wound up dead, locked so gruesomely it is hard to make heads, tails or any other body part of either creature.

When the carcasses were found last week in an isolated marsh in Everglades National Park, the gator's tail and hind legs protruded from the ruptured gut of a python -- which had swallowed it whole.

As an added touch of the macabre, the snake's head was missing."

[More from the Miami Herald]

9 Comments:

At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, chief -- credit the Miami Herald where credit is due. Second, props should also be given to the clever copy editor who came up with the headline for that clip: It's Alien Versus Predator in Glades Creature Clash. Brilliant. EB

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

You're credit is now given, chief. Not a big fan of the headline, governor. Sorry to say. Maybe Evelyn McDonnell can blow the editor for it, 'cuz I sure ain't.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

I thought that was the headline from the Mo Vaughn vs. Mike Greenwell fight from a few years back.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger The Ambiguously Gay Uno said...

I totally expected the "off the charts" comment to be followed up with a "I need new charts" comment a la good ol' Ace. I was waiting for it...

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Justin said...

DUDE!

This is friggin' nuts.

Nature is just, like, whoa!

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

seriously AGU, i would have even settled for "this is craisins" from the cowgirl

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger The Bourbon Samurai said...

I hope the rest of my life never again involves the phrase "floating necropsy".

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger jakezebra said...

"Python v. Gator .... to the Pain"

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

This is craisins. I need new charts. Pot joke.

Man, I'm too predictable.

 

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