In Florida, gators are pretty common, and can be found in various waterbodies across the state.
Seriously, it’s not incredibly unusual to see a massive alligator making its way across a residential area, or a golf course, and on the occasion, you may even find a crocodile swimming in your own pool in south Florida.
Not to mention, you can find GINORMOUS Burmese pythons in the Sunshine State as well, an invasive species that has no natural predators for the most part. Well, except for maybe this croc…
Burmese pythons are large constrictor snakes that are native to Southeast Asia. These snakes were introduced to the Everglades in the 1980s, likely as a result of escaped or released pets. Since then, the python population in the Everglades has exploded, causing significant ecological damage.
These snakes can grow to be quite large, with some individuals reaching lengths of over 20 feet and weighing over 200 pounds. Their diet consists of a variety of mammals, including rodents, rabbits, and even deer. Pythons have been known to prey on a variety of other species in the Everglades, including alligators.
Here we have some wild footage of what appears to be a crocodile (not an alligator) and a python in Florida battling to the death. It’s unclear if the video is actually from Southern Florida (I think it could be Indonesia), but according to the description it is.
In the footage, you can see a crocodile biting down on a python, and start slinging it around like a dog and a chew toy.
And the wildest part? It looks like it’s all going down right outside a family’s home.