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Alligator Vs. Python Causes Hazard On Florida Golf Course

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NAPLES (CBSMiami) – A group of Florida golfers found a new kind of adversary on the green in Naples over the weekend.

It was a large alligator and a large Burmese python entangled on the course.

Richard Nadler posted the pictures on his Facebook account while trying to play through the 10th hole at the Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek.

He wrote, "Wild" day on the 10th hole today! That's an alligator and a Burmese python entwined. The alligator seems to have the upper hand.

In the photos, it seems the golfers simply let nature take its course as the alligator had a mouthful of the python's tail.

Alligators eating these giant Burmese pythons is not new.

— South Florida Water (@SFWMD) August 18, 2016

In August 2016, South Florida water crews working in western Miami-Dade spotted an alligator swimming away with his lunch, a Burmese python and someone snapped a pic.

In 2013, a photo taken in Everglades National Park and posted on the agency's Facebook page shows a large python jutting out of the mouth of an equally large alligator.

Gator vs. Python
Everglades National Park officials posted this picture on their Facebook page after an alligator was found eating a giant Burmese python. (Source: Everglades National Park)

And one of the most famous photos of all was snapped in 2005. Wildlife researchers found a dead, headless python after it apparently tried to digest a 6-foot-long alligator.


python and alligator
(Source: National Park Service)

The 13-foot python actually bust his gut open while trying to digest the gator. The mostly intact dead gator was found sticking out of a hole in the midsection of the python, and wads of gator skin were found in the snake's gastrointestinal tract.

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