Friday, February 15, 2008

Python v. Alligator: Draw


Those of you stuck in our lovely office know that there has been talk about which animals would defeat others in a fair fight. I think you wold all agree that this result is a little surprising...

In Florida, a 13-ft Burmese python took on a 6-ft alligator. The results were disastrous. It looks like the python was able to swallow the entirety of the alligator but then burst. Perhaps the alligator decided to claw its way out. Both animals died in the process. The picture above shows the alligator's tail bursting through the side of the python. The head of the python is missing. In retrospect, I think it might be fair to give the python a point for effort.

Now if only nature will provide us with a gorilla v. bear war. Until then, we'll just have to go with what we have on film.

Tip of the hat to PZ for pointing out something that I should have learned about 3 years ago when it happened.

4 comments:

Flavin said...

You also might notice from that post that we've been added to PZ's blogroll. No pressure or anything.

Ben said...

I did notice that..along with about 23423452346254 others.

jason said...
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Ben said...

Please don't advertise on the blog.