How Make A Python Explode

Apparently, all you have to do is feed it an alligator.

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™. 

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7 Responses to How Make A Python Explode

  1. Bleepless says:

    Let me be the first to humiliate myself by mentioning Hillary and Obama.

  2. You sure that wasn’t a "suicide gator" seeking Animal Paradise?

  3. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    You sure that wasn’t a "suicide gator" seeking Animal Paradise?
     
    Do they get 72 virgin gators when they arrive? Or an eternity of raw meat and musty swampland?

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  5. martian says:

    "The rangers say the find suggests that non-native Burmese pythons might even challenge alligators’ leading position in the food chain in the swamps."
     
    How? By blowing up every time they try to eat a gator? Doesn’t sound like a big survival trait to me.
     
    Bleepless, since you mentioned Hillary and Barrie, which one do you allege is which? In other words which one was the eater (python) and which one was the presumptive main course (gator)?

  6. Mockinbird says:

    Hopefully, other pythons will learn the dangers that exist of the taking, and consuming of a protected species. But what do I know- I’m twenty feet up a cypress watching, always watching.

  7. Woodsprite says:

    Does the "Last Updated:  Wednesday, 5 October 2005"  indicate old news or a sinister plot by the animal uprising to destroy the credability of BBC News?

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