An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.
The Burmese python tried to swallow its fearsome rival whole but then exploded.
The remains of the two giant reptiles were found by astonished rangers in the Everglades National Park.
The rangers say the find suggests that non-native Burmese pythons might even challenge alligators' leading position in the food chain in the swamps.
The python's remains were found with the victim's tail protruding from its burst midsection. The head of the python was missing.
Of course, you must realize what this means: alligators can detonate at will. There is also trouble between the factions of the reptile legions of the Animal Uprising™.